Friday, March 4, 2005

Rolling with Ruby on Rails, Part 2

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Curt Hibbs has invaded O’Reilly’s once more to follow up on his hugely popular (and Slashdot linked) article Rolling with Ruby on Rails. In this second part, he expands on the recipe application by adding additional manipulation tools and categories. The end of the article also contains a summary of the many Rails success stories and a peek at the many features Curt doesn’t have time to go into.

While Curt took a lot of flak for claiming Rails to be a silver bullet, it doesn’t seem to slow him down. In the conclusion, he writes:

Rails is not your run-of-the-mill, proof-of-concept web framework. It is the next level in web programming, and the developers who use it will make web applications faster than those who don’t; single developers can be as productive as whole teams. Best of all, it’s available right now, under an MIT license.

I believe that there hasn’t been an improvement in productivity like this in recent programming history.