Trying out Ruby on Rails

I spent some time getting up to speed with Ruby on Rails this weekend.

It’s been a while since I’ve coded anything, so I wasn’t sure how hard it would be. Turns out, it’s not hard at all. First of all, the Mac is a great platform to develop on. Secondly, tools like Locomotive exist which package up Ruby on Rails and install it easily. I had a sample program up and running in a few hours. And yesterday I had a cross-country flight to check things out in detail.

My impressions so far … Ruby is very elegant and Rails is a very powerful way to create a modeled and organized development environment. It makes web development easy, and maintaining it easier. It feels minimalist, with simple commands. But these simple commands mask a very disciplined approach to development.

My next steps, when I have time, build something interesting and upload it to a live server.

Now I’m off to Mobile 2.0 and Widgets Live. Should be a good day.

One thought on “Trying out Ruby on Rails

  1. I have a copy of iWeb on my new iMac, if you want to try it. (assuming I can copy it.)



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