07 June 2005

Just how "on Rails" can you get?

This is a direct quote from one of the RailsDay projects:

Summary:
Well, the result would probably be much better if

  • more than one of us had used Rails before
  • any of us could program in Ruby
  • we had thought more about the user interface in advance
  • we’d have invested some more time
  • SaltedLoginGenerator hadn’t acted up on us
But we did manage to create at least something ;)

Pretty good environment if they could whomp something functional up in a day, starting from zero Ruby experience and almost zero framework (Rails) experience. Unlike many of the other web-programming-made-easy approaches I’ve seen, Rails doesn’t suddenly get much harder as the application steps outside the expected parameters.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Yes, Rails really rocks. And Ruby is so close to other programming languages (Java, Perl) that it's possible to create an application without writing more than a few lines of "proper" Ruby code (as opposed to creatively using copy&paste from the Rails tutorials).

Btw, it's me you're quoting there ;)

Leon Brooks said...

Thanks for the quote, andrea.

I’m looking at doing a Ruby binding for The GIMP and calling it Gimp Interfacing Ruby Language Scripts.

Matt Moriarity said...

GIRLS: That's better than GIMP