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...
on 2005-12-22 03:03
on 2005-12-22 19:14
On 12/21/05, Dan D. <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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... :-( -- Regards, John W. http://johnwilger.com ----------- Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." - Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland