New to Ruby, can someone run down the various plugins for the framework?

I was recall reading that Ruby on rails has allot of options, can someone run down some of the popular framework plugins?

I’m not really sure what that person meant, but I am guessing they are related to: ORM’s, view template engines?

I really want an idea of what’s out there, in a summarized fashion if possible!

Thanks for the overview and clarifications!

I was recall reading that Ruby on rails has allot of options, can someone run down some of the popular framework plugins?

I'm not really sure what that person meant, but I am guessing they are related to: ORM's, view template engines?

I really want an idea of what's out there, in a summarized fashion if possible!

Thanks for the overview and clarifications!

http://ruby-toolbox.com/
http://rubytrends.com/

For starters...

for a pure beginner this is the best you can get for now

http://media.rubyonrails.org/video/rails_blog_2.mov