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Dan D. (Guest)
on 2005-12-22 03:03
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Ask Slashdot: Is Ruby on Rails Maintainable?
Posted by Cliff on Wednesday December 21, @12:51PM
from the would-you-want-to-edit-the-code-later dept.

kale77in asks: "I've become a big fan of Ruby over the past few months,
but I'm not at all sure about Ruby On Rails. Automatic code generation
sets of alarm bells in my mind; so that, to RoR's promise of 'Web
Development that Doesn't Hurt', I automatically add '...until you have
to maintain it'. On the other hand, some writers and coders I respect
(like the Pragmatic Programming mob) seem to be fans. I've mainly
written generators in Python, to produce PHP/SQL/Java from SQL files,
but I've always gone back to well-constructed objects, where extension
and overloading offers more precise and maintainable customization than
auto-generation allows. So is Rails just a nice RAD tool for disposable,
cookie-cutter apps (which have a place, of course)? Is high-level
generation just a bad OO substitute? And what has your experience of
Rails' maintainability been?"

  http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/05/12/21/15325...
John W. (Guest)
on 2005-12-22 19:14
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On 12/21/05, Dan D. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> Ask Slashdot: Is Ruby on Rails Maintainable?
> Posted by Cliff on Wednesday December 21, @12:51PM
> from the would-you-want-to-edit-the-code-later dept.

> http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/05/12/21/15325...

Too bad discussions on Slashdot are usually 80% devoid of any actual
intelligence... :-(

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