Ruby was developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro Matsumoto, as an object-oriented scripting language, which was more robust and flexible than either Python or Perl. The release of the Rails framework in 2004 catapulted Ruby to fame outside Japan and since then a passionate open-source community has developed. Today the language is used in production at many tech companies.
Blog of the Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto (‘Matz’), not updated since 2014, but still worth reading - 日本語を分かれば ;)
Alexa Rank: 152,292
Tech blog by the Netflix team on topics around their code structure, architecture, open-sources solutions and design patterns
Alexa Rank: 39
Blog led by Sarah Allen, co-founder of RailsBridge and language-learning startup Mightyverse. She formerly co-founded CoSA, the company that created Adobe After Effects. Blogging about leadership, team culture and Ruby.
@ultrasaurus: 8,675 followers
Alexa Rank: 1,601,453
Avdi Grimm writes about Ruby on Rails, OOP and coding standards. Avdi is a software developer and a host of Ruby Tapas webcasts . Author of Objects on Rails
@avdi: 17.4k followers
Alexa Rank: 799,580
5. Sandi Metz
Sandi Metz is a veteran programmer, avid speaker and author of Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby. She writes about flexible object-oriented code in Ruby and Rails.
@sandimetz: 19.6k followers
Alexa Rank: 410,363
Katrina Owen is a self-taught developer with a background in Molecular Biology. She is passionate about Go and Ruby, automating workflows, making code readable and refactoring. She is the creator of exercism, an open source project that helps people improve their programming skills.
@kytrinyx: 11.7k followers
Alexa Rank: 5,221,035
Aaron Patterson is a Seattle-based engineer at AT&T interactive and a much-loved core contributor to Ruby, Rails and Nokogiri. He is also an avid speaker; he has spoken about Ruby and Rails at over 50 conferences world-wide in the past five years.
@tenderlove: 34.3k followers
Alexa Rank: 984,166
8. Mike Perham
Mike Perham is an open source developer and founder of Contributed Systems, a company dedicated to building and supporting open-source-based application infrastructure. Mike is a winner of 2013 Ruby Hero award. He writes about IT, Ruby and Crystal.
@mperham: 7.3k followers
Alexa Rank: 487,289
9. Ruby Weekly
A free, once–weekly e-mail round-up of Ruby news and articles.
Alexa Rank: 538,412
Weekly articles on Ruby on Rails (also a podcast).
Alexa Rank (thoughtbot.com): 29,234
11. Riding Rails
Official Ruby on Rails blog, covering all the news and releases around Rails.
Alexa Rank (rubyonrails.org): 8,618
12. Arkency blog
Alexa Rank: 150,978
The Ruby and Rails community linklog.
@rubyflow: 13.7k followers
Alexa Rank: 249,228
14. A fresh cup
Mike Gunderloy’s software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and other software-related topics. Mike is a former Microsoft software developer, who switched to Ruby - he explains why here
@mikeg1: 2,035 followers
Alexa Rank: 3,035,586
15. Everyday Rails
Provides general, pragmatic tips to show how to use Rails by Aaron Sumner, software Engineer at O’Reilly Media.
@ruralocity: 1,100 followers
Alexa Rank: 444,758
regular podcast on the latest news in the Ruby and Rails community
@rubyfive Alexa Rank (codeschool.com): 5,950
Ruby tutorials by Jesus Castello, freelancer and consultant from Spain @matugm: 535 followers
Alexa Rank: 474,285
18. Ruby Tapas
Short regular screencasts on intermediate to advanced Ruby concepts and techniques, object-oriented design principles, testing practices, refactoring skills, and much more. RubyTapas is served up by Avdi Grimm.
@rubytapas: 1,609 followers
Alexa Rank: 463,9658
19. AWS Ruby blog
Ruby blog by Amazon Web Services.
Alexa Rank: 134,035
20. Railsware blog
Blog by Railsware software and consulting company, on engineering, product management, transparency, culture and more.
Ruby on Rails community and forum
Alexa Rank: 51,182
Ruby on Rails community since 2006 with the aim of sharing ideas, learn new things and meet other coders.
Alexa Rank: 251,859
23. Akita on Rails
Blog by Fabio Akita, software engineer, consultant, and Codeminer42 co-founder from São Paulo, Brazil. Blogging about Rails, microservices and startups.
@AkitaOnRails: 14.5k followers
Alexa Rank: 262,482
Thibault Denizet, software engineer working at Pocket Playlab in Bangkok, writing about Rails and Web APIs.
@T_Dnzt: 312 followers
Alexa Rank: 459,080
Useful and engaging Rails tutorials and articles by Daniel Kehoe, veteran programmer and author of Learn Ruby on Rails
@rails_apps: 14.7k followers
Alexa Rank: 743,994
26. Steve Klabnik
@steveklabnik: 19.2k followers
Alexa Rank : 625,661
27. Ruby Rogues
Podcast in the form of a panel discussion about topics relating to programming, careers, community, and Ruby.
@rubyrogues: 12.4k followers
Alexa Rank (devchat): 202,543
28. The Buckblog
Blog by Jamis Buck, former software engineer at Basecamp, on topics around code and programming challenges.
@jamis: 6,895 followers
Alexa Rank: 614,967
Richard Schneeman, Ruby Hero and software engineer at Heroku. Runs @keeprubyweird. Posts on performance and best practices.
@schneems: 6,596 followers Alexa Rank: 845,896
30. Pat Shaughnessy
Pat Shaughnessy, rubyist, creator of a few gems and self-published author of Ruby Under a Microscope.
@pat_shaughnessy: 3,889 followers
Alexa Rank: 628,069
31. Programming Zen
Personal blog of Antonio Cangiano, Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM, as part of the Emerging Technologies team within the Analytics group. Writes about Ruby, popularity of programming languages and gives programming tips.
@acangiano: 3,955 followers
Alexa Rank: 684,227
Tubmleblog by German-based software engineer Christian Neukirchen on the topics around Ruby, math, Unix and the Internet.
@chneukirchen: 1,151 followers
Alexa Rank: 1,862,600
33. Joseph Wilk
Joseph Wilk, former Lead Engineer at SoundCloud, artist, programmer and live coding performer, interested in topics like kanban, testing, Go AI, creative coding, live coding and startups.
@josephwilk: 2,295 followers
Alexa Rank: 1,649,552
34. Andy Croll
Andy Croll is a designer, developer, conference organizer, author and speaker. He blogs about Ruby, bootstrapping and mobile development.
@andycroll: 2,065 followers
Alexa Rank: 2,234,291
35. Martin Fowler
Martin Fowler is a software engineer at ThoughtWorks, an author and a speaker. He writes about productivity of development teams, good software design and agile practices.
@martinfowler: 190k followers
Alexa Rank: 26,326
36. WyeWorks blog
A blog by a team of web developers and design experts who collaborate through agile practices and Ruby on Rails technology.
@wyeworks: 804 followers
Alexa Rank: 714,829
Blog by software company, Big Nerg Ranch, covering topics around frontend development, Ruby, Elixir and many others
@bignerdranch: 11.7k followers
Alexa Rank: 44,273
38. Fred Wu
Fred is a software engineer and open source contributor from Australia, writing about Ruby, UI/UX and Elixir.
@fredwu: 2,651 followers
Blog by a team of engineers that collaborate to make software applications. Along with Ruby on Rails topics, they write about mobile and frontend development.
@collectiveidea: 1,042 followers
Alexa Rank: 342,626
Ilya Grigorik, web performance engineer at Google and co-chair of W3C Webperf WG, writing about resilience of software applications and networks.
@igrigorik : 51.8k followers
Alexa Rank: 265,400
41. [ squarism ]
Chris Dillon, software engineer from USA, writing about Ruby and devops with elaborate code samples.
@squarism: 461 followers
Alexa Rank: 3,295,095
A collection of articles on business, technology, design and the Internet founded by Philip Brown. Along with Ruby on Rails, topics include Elixir and web design patterns.
@culttt: 1,560 followers
@philipbrown: 2,119 followers
Alexa Rank: 107,583
A weekly overview of the most popular Ruby news, articles and gems.
@RubyLibHunt: 46 followers
Alexa Rank (libhunt): 89,204
44. Brandon Hilkert
Brandon is a software engineer and CTO from the USA, writing mostly about Ruby and Rails development and documenting his experiences building products
@brandonhilkert: 1,481 followers
Alexa Rank: 712,101
45. Jakub Chodounský
Jakub Chodounský, Ruby on Rails software developer, blogging about Ruby, TDD and leading teams.
@jakubgarfield: 268 followers
Alexa Rank: 1,317,830