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.