Chad Fowler, who will be keynoting at the Aloha on Rails RailsConf, recently released a list a 20 Rails Development No-No's on his blog. It is a decent list to review to help make yourself aware of various Rails "code smells." Throwing in my 2 cents, for number 10, Code in the Wrong Place, I would like to mention controllers that load the flash with HTML. If you are putting any HTML in your flash then you should use a proper view technology, such as a partial, to load it up:
Ok, so thats a pretty trivial example, what I really wanted to say in this post is that Aloha on Rails is coming and it is going to be pretty awesome. Seth Ladd released a nice blog post about it today. You should really check it out.