Archive for the 'Ruby on Rails' Category

Memo to self: watch what you complain about

May 3rd, 2006

Regarding my earlier comments about the Ruby on Rails documentation being out of date, a second edition of the main book Agile Web Development with Rails went came out today.

(Fortunately I bought the PDF recently, so I get an upgrade for free…)


I am a trendy web development victim

May 2nd, 2006

I’ve fallen victim to the latest craze sweeping the web development world, namely the insidious evil of Ruby on Rails.

Ruby is a nice little object oriented programming language (with perhaps a little bit too much in the way of ‘philosophy’), and Rails is a framework that rests on top of it that makes developing applications for the web easy.

It’s a very nice little framework that’s finally allowing me to play with some of the ideas I’ve had in my head. You spend most of your time working on the logic rather than the implementation. There are some rough edges (like the poor quality of the documentation), but so far it’s been a lot of fun.