Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ruby on Rails --- it time

After many futile attempts RoR finally is happening this year. Though I tried my best to use Java for the project(as usual , cox thats a comfort zone) , somehow winds changed direction.

For statistics The TIOBE Programming Community index which gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages, ranks Ruby 10th in popularity with 2.66% of programmers.


My initial thoughts

1) There is a need to think in a language, understand its philosophy. An interesting story to share from RoR for dummies book about the name Ruby on Rails. Since the year 2000, teams of Java programmers have been using a framework named Struts. But the word strut means something in the construction industry. (A strut is a horizontal brace, and a sturdy one at that.) Well, a rail is also a kind of horizontal brace.
And like Ruby, the word Rail begins with the letter R. Thus the name Ruby on Rails.

2) Understanding MVC is ingrained
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/UnderstandingRailsMVC

Best part of the language is that it forces MVC , similar to Java forcing OO.

These are still baby steps , but has been exciting.

1 comment:

Loonie said...

Ah! How have you been? I didn't recognize you on Orkut and didn't add you. I shall do that. pardon me for that!

The blog has changed eh? :)
Long long time I must say..let's catch up on Yahoo!