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Thoughts about Ruby on Rails...

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Caydel, Jul 7, 2006.

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    Hello!

    Just out of curiosity, how many people here use Ruby on Rails in their development work? I just started using it myself, and really enjoy it - it is quick and simply to design some fairly robust webapps. Strictly MVC and OO, and alot simpler and cleaner than PHP, ASP or JSP...
    SEMrush
    I am kind of interested in your thoughts of it, and would like to quickly link to a short guide I just wrote called So You Wanna Begin Programming With Ruby on Rails?

    BTW, that is on my blog - the one site I have which contains no advertising. That is the only site I have where I post for fun, not money...

    Anyways, Any Ruby on Rails comments/thoughts etc. are appreciated. I want to know what the community thinks!
     
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    SEMrush
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    I've heard nothing but praise about it. Haven't dinked around with it myself though.

    What is your programming background by the way?
     
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    Computer Science Major, Math Minor, have experience in C,C++, Java, JSP, PHP, and now have spent a couple of weeks with Ruby...

    Must have missed that...
     
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    I've tinkered with Ruby but I wont touch rails. I DON'T liek all these "frameworks" that are coming out ... they tend to be bloated as the devil and that includes all the Java and PHP frameworks.... I run very lean MVC controllers that I build and that are faster than lightning ... do NOT like bloat and I don't like a lot of these things that supposedly do the work for the developer!

    As far as Ruby goes I do like it, quite easy to pick up. I'm not ready to jump yet because it is still VERY early in the game for it but it looks like a winner in the making.

    My "creds", as they say? Sun certified Java programmer (6 years), former IT instructor at the college level (mainly Java), I do Java, PHP, heavy db apps, XHTML interfaces, Javascript ... yadda, yadda, yadda..

    I REALLY hope Ruby takes off and gets more support ... both the PHP and the Java camps need a swift kick in the butt right now!
     
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    If you want something a bit more lighweight than rails for ruby, check out camping. It still uses rails's ActiveRecord for the db, so you get all that goodness, but is very very lightweight.

    I wouldn't say it's for the beginner programmer, check out how you make routes :

       class BlogEdit < R '/edit/(\d+)'; end
    Code (markup):
    R is a function that creates a class with routing code that matches /edit/(\d+) etc, which then your BlogEdit class inherits from! very meta programming style..
     
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