For those of you looking to +1 your Node game, get schooled here on Node Streams.
"Free yourself from the chains of jQuery by embracing and understanding the modern Web API and discovering various directed libraries to help you fill in the gaps."
From Python, to RoR to Meteor. Check out Laurence Bradford's experience with Meteor, described as "love at first line of code".
There are a lot of "How To Learn Rails" guides out there, but I like nothing better than someone giving a first-hand account of their battle in learning a new language/framework. It's so much more relatable to me.
Approaching the same concept from a different angle is all most of us need. I really like this approach of explaining and breaking down Meteor.js.