Four Days on Rails

Since we’ve been pimping Rails, why not point to this helpful toolbox.
“There have been many extravagant claims made about Rails. For example, Curt Hibbs’ Rolling with Ruby on Rails claimed that you could develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you could with a typical Java framework… The article then goes on to show how to install Rails and Ruby on a PC and build a working “scaffold” application with virtually no coding.
While this is impressive, “real” web developers know that this is smoke and mirrors. “Real” applications aren”t as simple as that. What”s actually going on beneath the surface? How hard is it to go on and build “real” applications?”