Forget about that Instant Rails stuff. Try the following tutorial instead, which gave me a better sense of how Rails actually works. Very, very helpful.

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html

Ruby on Rails is quite cool. What I don’t like about it, so far:

  1. I don't know Ruby, so I can't do anything sophisticated with Rails
  2. I'm not sure how much I like the idea of all Rails applications being so intimately tied to the Rails framework.