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Ruby on Rails ... Is it as good as the hype?

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Nitin M, Dec 15, 2005.

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    Anyone here into the RoR mania? Seems like I'm running into a mention of Ruby on Rails everyday now and just a few weeks ago I hadn't every heard it before.

    Any coders getting into it? I think I'm going to have to jump in and see what all the fuss is about.
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    Nitin M, Dec 15, 2005 IP
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  2. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

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    Like anything new it will take time to have widespread use. I heard from someone that it has been gaining popularity in asian countries.

    I would like to look into it, just dont have the time right now.
     
    ServerUnion, Dec 15, 2005 IP
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    i looked into it, it doesnt look like C / PHP / Java / Scheme / Prolog (programming langs i now) so no quick learning curve for me

    kinda reminds me of VB

    dunno its gainning popularity but i already have a massive PHP / Java codebase
    so im not moving
     
    cornelius, Dec 17, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    I haven't had the time to dig into it myself, but some people seem to like it. Although the people I've talked to (that like it) are the first to admit it doesn't have the overall maturity and speed of PHP. And that's basically why I haven't made time to check it out myself. :)
     
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    Unlike Shawn's reasons, once I learn the 400K some included .NET classes, I will look into a new language. At this point .NET and PHP seem to have the most coverage.
     
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    Ahh - a topic near and dear to my heart. I've just started building my first rails apps and agree that 10X faster (run-time as well as development time) is no joke....I'm a pretty die hard PHP guy so this is saying a lot.

    I was just about to post a suggestion that ruby / rails be included on the coding discussion forums when i searched and found this thread....i'll keep looking...
     
    HN Will, Dec 20, 2005 IP
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    RoR is great for getting you quickly to the point where your site is a useable shell. Just name your database tables and columns appropriately and the site almost codes itself.

    From there on I don't think it's really any better or worse than PHP. A bad programmer will still write bad code, a good programmer good code, but they'll both probably get there a bit quicker.
     
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    I went through a tutorial on O'Reilly once. Ruby on Rails seems to be really nice, but I have the feeling that it's kinda limited in the possibilities. IMHO you can't produce more complex systems using that technology. I didn't look too far into it though, so I might be wrong ;) Hopefully somebody will answer who already has some more advanced experience in this topic.
     
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    Not at all - you can do anything you want. RoR just provides a 'scaffold' around which you can build your program.
     
    forkqueue, Dec 23, 2005 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    I'm giving it a stab in a few months. Read enough about it to be convinced I should give it a try. I read a tutorial on OnLamp and a fully functional form takes just one word to code; "Scaffolding". Can't be bad! The guy from CD Baby or whatever is converting his 90K lines PHP shop to RoR. It will be interesting to see how many lines he'll get it down to.
     
    T0PS3O, Dec 23, 2005 IP