I've recently begun learning Ruby by working my way through the Ruby Koans. I finally made it to the section on error handling, which answered a few questions for me.
Once again, Ruby has not surprised me (this is a good thing). There's just some minor syntactical differences. Specifically in place of "try, catch, finally" Ruby uses "begin, rescue, ensure".
rescue StandardError => ex
#Do something with the error
result = :code_that_always_runs
Since I haven't made it all the way through the koans yet I'm, probably missing something that seems obvious to long time Ruby users, but so far it's pretty damned simple.