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...
January 22, 2005
'That application is so stupid'
Just as Patrick Lightbody recants his ill-guided charge, Geert Bevin — also involved with a Java web-framework, this time RIFE — picks up the torch and tries his best to...
January 22, 2005
Programmer needed for JSP to Rails conversion
Gately’s would like to dump their JSP-powered shop and upgrade to Rails. They’re looking for Rails talent to help them do just that:We need a developer who is proficient in...
January 22, 2005
"I think Ruby on Rails is way over hyped"
Patrick Lightbody is on the steering committee of the Java web-framework WebWork and not at all happy about all the attention Ruby on Rails is gaining. Apparently, it’s all terribly...
January 21, 2005
Welcome Slashdotters!
We’ve been part of a Slashdot posting once before, but this is the first time that Rails is actually the primary topic of one. So a proper welcome to all...
January 21, 2005
Matz takes note of Ta-da and Rails
Matz — the creator of Ruby — noted the launch of Ta-da List and the fact that it’s 579 lines of Ruby on Rails code today. What a great honor,...
January 21, 2005
Rails tutorial on O'Reilly's ONLamp
Curt Hibbs has written a great tutorial called Rolling with Ruby on Rails. It takes the reader through setting up Ruby on Rails, scaffolding an application into immediate use, and...
January 20, 2005
Ta-da goes international with UTF-8
One of the simplest ways to make your application more welcoming to non-English speakers is to allow them the right of the native language. Before UTF-8 that was a huge...