For a current project that I am working on I had to start working with Rugy on Rails. My first impression of both Ruby and Rails has been quite nice, although still lacking the good debugging capabilities like visual studio provides, but I hope that slowly and gradually I will be able to manage that better as well.
The tip of the day for Ruby is to use .blank? to check if an object is null rather then using .nil? or .empty? , this approach is suppose to be much better to use and suppose to be the prefered choice going forward with ruby.
Tip picked up from the forum post http://www.railsforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=18292