January 30, 2005
10 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know About Ruby
Jim Weirich is introducing Ruby to XP Cincinnati next week and would like to know which ten things would be most important for Java programmers to get about Ruby. He...
January 28, 2005
Off the Treadmill, Onto the Rails
Mike Clark, author of Pragmatic Project Automation, caught up with me for a few quick questions about the automation of Rails. A snippet:Mike: Everybody who tries Rails raves about how...
January 26, 2005
Rails 0.9.5: A world of fixes and tweaks
This release is mostly about polishing the Rails by closing holes, deficiencies, and subtle extensions to existing features. The long-awaited Directions and generator upgrade have been postponed to the next...
January 25, 2005
Pedrosa on Rails vs WebWork: 'Language DOES matter'
Joao Pedrosa has been using both Rails and WebWork and iterates five key points on why “…WW is clearly inferior to Rails in every aspect” before arriving at the following...
January 25, 2005
'Ruby on Rails is unbelievably good'
Daryl discovers Ruby on Rails:Ruby on Rails is unbelievably good. It’s too good to be true almost… Quite honestly, in an afternoon I built a completely working web application without...
January 25, 2005
Rich clients with Rails and XUL
Zed Shaw put together a simple proof of concept application in a couple of hours to demonstrate the possibilities for rich clients in Rails and XUL. Being XUL, it naturally...
January 24, 2005
Celebrating six months anniversary!
On July 24th of last year, Rails 0.5 was released through RubyForge. It mustered 357 downloads in just five days. Today, fifteen releases later, we’ve pushed more than ten thousand...
January 23, 2005
CD Baby leaves PHP behind for Ruby on Rails
Derek Sivers have just announced that CDBaby.com is about to embark on an application rewrite that’ll replace the 90,000 lines of PHP code with an alternative built using Ruby on...
January 23, 2005
Speeding up CGI access to Gem Rails
Jamis has a nice article demonstrating how he decreased the reload time from 2.4 seconds to just 1.1 seconds on CGI access to his Gem Rails application:Rails’ preferred installation method...
January 22, 2005
Beyond the 10,000th gem install of Rails
All the latest attention have spurred downloads of Rails to new heights and we just surpassed the 10,000th gem installation of Rails (not counting all the beta gem installs or...