A List of Non-English Ruby and Rails News Sites
When Ruby Inside started over two years ago, there were only a handful of sources for Ruby related news. The announcements on the ruby-talk mailing list (which Ruby Weekly News - now deceased - rounded up on the Web), del.icio.us, and a few popular Rubyists blogs (such as Why's Redhanded). Now, however, there are lots of options, including Ruby Inside itself, Rails Inside, RubyFlow, Ruby Reddit, and Planet Ruby on Rails.
But what about the Ruby and Rails news for non-English speakers? I've been keeping my eye on a number of foreign-language Ruby and Rails news sites, and want to highlight some of the best:
Russia / Россия / русско
RubyFlow.ru is a Russian equivalent of the English language RubyFlow.com. Like RubyFlow, it's a community blog where news about Ruby and Rails libraries, projects, tutorials, and so forth can be posted.
They've done an excellent job on the design - it rather makes me wish I could read Russian!
RubyMag is a new weekly summary of Ruby and Rails news for Russian speaking developers.
The Netherlands / Dutch / Nederlands
Ruby En Rails is a Dutch Rails-themed blog. It doesn't seem to be particularly well updated, but has news relating to Dutch Rails events, along with general tutorials written in Dutch.
China / 中国
Flow.RubyNow.com is a Chinese language equivalent of RubyFlow. It seems to mostly feature the same items as RubyFlow but in Chinese.
Japan / 日本 / 日本語
RubyFlow-ja is a Japanese language translation of RubyFlow, and the first such translation. It's maintained by Makota Kuwata - of Erubis fame. It features the most interesting of the RubyFlow stories (that is, not all of them).
The Rubyist is a long-time Japanese language online Ruby magazine. It has a very strong reputation in the Japanese Ruby community, but as the articles aren't translated into English, many Anglophone Rubyists are not aware of it. It's not to be confused with Jeremy McAnally's newer print-based The Rubyist magazine.
For some time, the official Indonesian Ruby site featured translations of choice Ruby Inside articles into Indonesian. This appears to have stopped recently, but it is still a key resource for Indonesian Rubyists.
Brazil / Brasil / Portuguese / Português
Ruby-Br.org is a key resource for Brazilian Ruby developers. It summarizes a lot of general Ruby news in Portuguese.
Akita on Rails is a Brazilian Rails-focused blog written by perhaps the most famous Brazilian Rubyist of all - Fabio Akita (who was the principal organizer of the successful Rails Summit Latin America conference recently).
Others? I Need Your Help!
I've been trying to find Ruby news sites in other popular languages, such as French and German, but have been drawing blanks. Where are French, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish and Italian Ruby developers getting their news from? I want to turn this post into a resource for finding foreign language Ruby news sites, so please leave your links and suggestions in the comments.