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unknown (Guest)
on 2006-03-13 16:29
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After spending some of our spare time (a software developer having
"spare time"? really?) writing unit and functional tests, RubyCorner is
going live: A blog directory focused on the Ruby language and any other
related project.

   We like to think about RubyCorner as a "meeting place" for the
community, also as a "focal point" where the people new to this
technology can quickly tune into the pulse of the community.

   In spite of the huge amount of testing code we wrote, this is our
first dot com developed in RoR, and we would like you to help us
testing this Beta version (maybe Xtreme-Alpha would be better ;-)

  Please point your browsers to http://www.rubycorner.com/ subscribe,
choose your favorites blogs, and if you have a blog where you write
about Ruby or something related, register it too.

   But wait! This is not only about blogs. Any internet site updated
periodically, and available through a RSS feed is welcome! This place
will be useful only if the community register their resources and pings
on it when updated.We would love to see ruby-lang registered.

  There are a lot of planned features waiting in our whiteboards and
SVN branches. Stay tuned, because we will be quickly adding new
(exciting we think ;-) features.

   Any help promoting RubyCorner will be greatly appreciated,
registering your blog is great. Now you begin to feel your eyelids
very, very heavy, and feel an irresistible need to register, register,
register, register, ...

   Thanks a lot to all, since I registered here some months ago, I have
only seen a very supportive community (and some weird and funny
discussions too ;-)

--
Aníbal Rojas
http://www.valhallaproject.com
http://www.lacaraoscura.com
http://www.rubycorner.com
Lyle J. (Guest)
on 2006-03-13 17:16
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On 3/13/06, removed_email_address@domain.invalid 
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

>     After spending some of our spare time (a software developer having
> "spare time"? really?) writing unit and functional tests, RubyCorner is
> going live: A blog directory focused on the Ruby language and any other
> related project.
>
>    We like to think about RubyCorner as a "meeting place" for the
> community, also as a "focal point" where the people new to this
> technology can quickly tune into the pulse of the community.

Let me begin by saying I'm glad whenever anyone wants to contribute
their "spare time" towards things that help promote Ruby, so I
sincerely appreciate the hard work that must have gone into this site.

I am having trouble determining exactly what purpose this new web site
serves other than to muddy the waters a little more. For example, it
sounds like at least part of the functionality of RubyCorner is to act
as a kind of aggregator for Ruby-related blog posts -- but we already
have that with Artima's Ruby Buzz
(http://www.artima.com/buzz/community.jsp?forum=123), or Planet Ruby
(http://planetruby.0x42.net). How do you distinguish this site from
similar existing sites? And if there is no significant difference, it
seems like this addition would only serve to splinter the community
into yet another sub-group. I guess I'm having some of the same
feelings I get whenever someone suggests splitting the ruby-talk
mailing list up into multiple sub-lists.
unknown (Guest)
on 2006-03-13 22:20
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Lyle,

   Regarding Artima's Ruby Buzz it's basic functionality its ok, but I
suppose the ".jsp" in the URL gets resolved in a Java Server Page.
That's ok for us, Java/J2EE is still paying our bills, but I think
using Java is not a good way to promote Ruby ;-)

   I am not sure who decides what blogs to include in Planet Ruby, but
with so many people getting interested in this language (most of them
via Rails), many of them long time bloggers, and other just startting
new blogs devoted only to this new technology... Why only take a look
at 17 blogs? (Pretty good blogs, actually) But isn't limited?

   How do I distinguish RubyCorner form Artima's Ruby Buzz and Planet
Ruby? Lets see...

   People can register as user and blogger, they don't have to ask to
be included. When you register a blog you can add a description, so if
you take a look at:

    http://www.rubycorner.com/blogs/registered

    You can _quickly_ notice there is a blog from two guys with .NET
background, other devoted only to Flash video manipulation and other
written in spanish. I think that being able to take a quick look at the
new blogs helps to find valuable resources and alike experiences.

    But if so many people register, how is it going to work? Well,
right now you can filter the recently updated blogs with your
favorites, and only check those you like. And we will be adding tags,
ranks, enhanced searchs, and many other features in the near future,
trying to make RubyCorner a valuable resource.


Aníbal Rojas
http://www.valhallaproject.com/
http://www.lacaraoscura.com/
http://www.rubycorner.com/
James B. (Guest)
on 2006-03-14 00:11
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removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
> Lyle,
>
>    Regarding Artima's Ruby Buzz it's basic functionality its ok, but I
> suppose the ".jsp" in the URL gets resolved in a Java Server Page.
> That's ok for us, Java/J2EE is still paying our bills, but I think
> using Java is not a good way to promote Ruby ;-)
>

How about PHP? I believe it powers RubyForge.org.  Or is it Perl?

I'm a big fan of eating one's own dog food.  I try whenever possible to
use Ruby for Ruby sites.    But I wouldn't shun the Artima site because
Bill Venner uses Java (disclaimer: I edit an Artima-backed Ruby site
that is powered by, *gasp*, Java).

More important than the technology, I simply want to see more general
Ruby material put in front of more non-Rubyists.

>    I am not sure who decides what blogs to include in Planet Ruby, but
> with so many people getting interested in this language (most of them
> via Rails), many of them long time bloggers, and other just startting
> new blogs devoted only to this new technology... Why only take a look
> at 17 blogs? (Pretty good blogs, actually) But isn't limited?

I couldn't see he full list of what blogs were registered on RubyCorner.
  More than 17, I gather.

>
>    How do I distinguish RubyCorner form Artima's Ruby Buzz and Planet
> Ruby? Lets see...
>
>    People can register as user and blogger, they don't have to ask to
> be included.

Same as Artima's Ruby Buzz.  The downside, though, is the collection
includes a few blogs with only a smattering of Ruby content, and some
are written in languages I am unable to read.

>     But if so many people register, how is it going to work? Well,
> right now you can filter the recently updated blogs with your
> favorites, and only check those you like. And we will be adding tags,
> ranks, enhanced searchs, and many other features in the near future,
> trying to make RubyCorner a valuable resource.

Best of luck.

I tend not to use such sites; I prefer to select sites and follow them
through Bloglines; fewer intermediaries. I do not want to discourage
anyone from jumping in and offering a community resource.   I do think,
though, that questions of focus and differentiation are worth
considering.


--
James B.

http://www.ruby-doc.org       - Ruby Help & Documentation
http://www.artima.com/rubycs/ - The Journal By & For Rubyists
http://www.rubystuff.com      - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff
http://www.30secondrule.com   - Building Better Tools
Michael G. (Guest)
on 2006-03-14 03:35
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I really like the idea: it allows all of us to contribute, and it
works on the 'newspaper' concept by allowing you to build a list of
favorite and subscribe to that feed.

I'll be signing up.
unknown (Guest)
on 2006-03-16 03:59
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James,

>How about PHP? I believe it powers RubyForge.org.  Or is it Perl?
>I'm a big fan of eating one's own dog food.  I try whenever possible to
>use Ruby for Ruby sites.    But I wouldn't shun the Artima site because
>Bill Venner uses Java (disclaimer: I edit an Artima-backed Ruby site
>that is powered by, *gasp*, Java).

As I said before, the idea is promoting Ruby, I am Ok with other
programming languages, particulary Java, the world I come from. I don't

agree with the "one size fits all" theory.

>Same as Artima's Ruby Buzz.  The downside, though, is the collection
>includes a few blogs with only a smattering of Ruby content, and some

I am sure not every  blog is a gem, but actually I am surprised by the
quality of many of the blogs that registered since monday, when
RubyCorner launched.

>I couldn't see he full list of what blogs were registered on RubyCorner.
>  More than 17, I gather.

Today there are more than 40 blogs registered and about 60 users, the
firrst day they were only 10.

>are written in languages I am unable to read.

We hope to provide soon a tagging facilty, allowing people to tag with
labes as "spanish". We are trying hard to promote Ruby and Rails in the
spanish and latin american community, so I hope there will be a lot
more blogs about this topics not written in english ;-)

>Best of luck.

Thanks!

>I tend not to use such sites; I prefer to select sites and follow them
>Athrough Bloglines; fewer intermediaries. I do not want to discourage

We hope that people used to feedreaders will discover new valuable
blogs through RubyCorner and add them to their services. We suppose
other people will do fine with their favorites of updated lists at
RubyCorner.

>anyone from jumping in and offering a community resource.   I do think,
>though, that questions of focus and differentiation are worth considering.

Thanks for you comments, as I said before "any feedback will be
appreciated"

Aníbal Rojas
http://www.rubycorner.com/
http://www.valhallaproject.com/contact-us/
http://www.lacaraoscura.com/
Pistos C. (Guest)
on 2006-03-16 16:30
unknown wrote:
> Thanks for you comments, as I said before "any feedback will be
> appreciated"
>
> An�bal Rojas

As I mentioned in a comment on the RubyCorner blog, some sort of
community discussion "place" might help, so that you could centralize
comments, feedback and discussion about RubyCorner.  Whether that be a
mailing list, a forum, a wiki -- it's up to you.

My first suggestion would be a freshmeat-like filter system that lets
you ignore selected blogs.  You currently have a + button for blogs; a
natural extension would be a - button which lets you indicate that you
don't want to see updates for this blog any more.  That way, instead of
growing a tiny list of favourite blogs, you assume all blogs are
interesting, then shrink your list.

Pistos
unknown (Guest)
on 2006-03-17 03:34
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Yes Pistos we saw your comment at RubyCorner's blog, and we are
considering if there is enough people interested in RubyCorner itlself,
and its development to open mailing list or forum. Actually we are
surprised by the feedback we are getting.

And yes, we have considered implementing some kind of blacklist. Other
feature we are discussing is a "language filter". Most people read
their own language and engish, and we are thinking about a filter like
"Show me only blogs written in english, spanish or portuguese".

Again, thanks for your suggestions.

Aníbal Rojas
http://www.rubycorner.com/
http://www.valhallaproject.com/contac-us/
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