When you first look at some Ruby code, it will likely remind you of other programming languages you’ve used. This is on purpose. Much of the syntax is familiar to users of Perl, Python, and Java (among other languages), so if you’ve used those, learning Ruby will be a piece of cake. Ruby From Other Languages
scRUBYt! - Scrape. Shape. Integrate. Profit.
brynary's webrat at master - GitHub
Over the years I've thrown together various bits of code that have crawling functionality built into them. Jon Hart's Blog: Hawler, the Ruby crawler
Paul DuBoispaul@kitebird.com Using the Ruby MySQL Module