Life on Rails, the fast track

This is going to sound like a sales pitch for Rails, I’ll admit, but if I like something, I’ll shout about it from the rooftops. So, lets talk about my current phase. Welcome to Ruby on Rails…

I was introduced to Ruby on Rails at Genesys by Elliot. It all started when he wrote the 6 hour speed coding challenge in 20 minutes. Then I watched this video:

Amazing isn’t it.
So, I got cracking at it. It took me a while to get it set up on OS X but I followed this tutorial: from apple and everything was set up. With textmate installed everything was organised, syntax highlighted and databases hooked up.
Ruby is a Model View Controller language. Everything you do is a method. Calling generate creates skeletons that are very simple to edit. It’s got templates built in to it, unit tests, it’s super fast and… just amazing. Sorry, it’s late. Zero brain power.

So, I pretty much want to try and develop USE v4 in Ruby. It’ll be a great test and it’ll probably make me a better programmer.

Enough of this. I’m off to bed


Currently Listening to: Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
Currently Watching: American Dad
Currently Eating: Jammy Dodgers
Currently Reading: Agile Web Development using Rails

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Steve Workman

Steve is an engineering manager at Maersk, and organises BerkshireJS. He has also worked at Yell and PA Consulting and is a former organiser of London Web Standards

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