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#1 - Andy Koch 2008-04-17 15:36 -
Oh, I am going to let you know.
First, kicking kittens? That's cold.
The online docs for Rails (and Ruby) are still pretty lackluster. That's the only point where PHP shines brighter - and I mean the ONLY point.
Nice to see an accessible article, not all mumble-jumble on some esoteric coding philosophy.
I think complexity has a tremendous cost. For me, with web apps, the Rails structure is like water for chocolate. It's the bees knees, the cats pajamas. It forces structure that allows an experienced Rails developer to pick up any project and get running quickly. Only because they know 1. where things should be, or failing that - 2. where things can be. Unlike an unmentionable php app where code and logic was everywhere, anywhere and all smooshed together in glorious mutli-thousand lined files.
What's more, now that I've gained deeper knowledge of Rails I'm doing cooler things faster. Ideas that once left me wondering about implementation now get tapped out in minutes.
IMHO, the best resource for any developer is another developer - books, videos, blogs are all useful. But nothing beats having a skilled developer to discuss, white board, etc. Preferrably in person, but I suppose a Skype video session would also work.
#2 - fred.bertsch 2008-04-17 16:20 -
Nice response! Thanks.
Actually, since you're the only person who replies to my blogs, I'll write the next one for you.
That means that I'll have to delay my discussion of C++0x lambda support... Too bad, I thought that was interesting, but I'm guessing you're less than interested.
I've also got a discussion of how the internet has changed the way we use English grammar. Is that technical enough for you? I've been delaying that one for a few weeks...
#3 - Andy Koch 2008-04-17 16:26 -