Rake is ubiquitous in Ruby-land, but its power is often under-appreciated and under-used. Over the course of the past two weeks I've been posting a series of RubyTapas videos I did on Rake. They go into advanced features of Rake that can help you elegantly automate common tasks. Here, for convenience, is a list of all of the episodes in one place. I've included links to the original posts, which contain the episode script and source code for those who want to follow along at home.
This is not a complete guide to all of the features in Rake; but I hope you find something here that helps you work more efficiently.
Oh, and if you've used Rake for anything particularly interesting, I want to hear from you.