Thursday, September 27, 2007


So I've been trying to be more open minded lately, especially when it comes to web development. I decided a few weekends back to take a serious look at RoR and I can easily say it was time well spent. Once you get over the initial setup, you can see how easy it is to develop a web application in a fraction of the time it would take if you were using a competing technology (OK, Java Web Development is the only comparison I really have...).

It has been tough for me to get excited about web development because, to me, a simple task becomes overwhelming due to the amount of code and configuration one must perform. Ruby on Rails has me excited in a big way...And yes I have done my fair share of reading about scalability issues. Captain Obvious says, scalability is always an issue regardless of the underlying technology! Yay for Moore's law (you better appreciate it while it's still around).

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