Hi there, The results have just been in and the Ruby-on-Rails team from Finalist IT Group reached an incredible _second_ place! We're actually so surprised, that I personally expect the start of RoR projects here soon. We've already announced some RoR courses. And that while we're mainly a Java-only shop! You can read a report from one of the participating developers here: http://finalist.com/nieuws_full.php?id=94. From the announcement: Development Tools 2006 (formerly known as RAD Race), is not just a contest for developing applications as fast as you can. It's also a serious showcase, evaluation and analysis of the development tools that are used by the participating teams. The RAD Race is an annual event since 1991. The event will be organized by Software Release magazine. Although it was advertised that the results would be announced at http://www.developmenttools.nl/site/ (in Dutch), the page still shows pictures from last year :( Regards, Erik. Erik van Oosten developer Finalist IT Group http://finalist.com/index_uk.php
on 2006-03-30 16:57
on 2006-03-30 17:56
Erik van Oosten wrote: > Hi there, > > The results have just been in and the Ruby-on-Rails team from Finalist > IT Group reached an incredible _second_ place! So what software did the first place team use?
on 2006-03-30 18:10
Apparently they used some home-grown 4GL tool written in Java. You can find more information on www.crossmarx.com. BTW http://www.developmenttools.nl/site/ is now up to date. According to this site the winners won with a whopping 30% more functionality points then the second team. Still, second is not so bad :) Regards, Erik. Martin S. schreef:
on 2006-03-30 18:28
For non Dutch-speaking people, here's the relevant section about Finalist IT: Het bedrijf Finalist IT deed voor de eerste keer mee. En om hun kansen te vergroten, hadden ze twee teams ingezet. Het ene team gebruikte Java en het andere Ruby on Rails. Het eerste team was niet succesvol, het tweede wel. Door het gebruik van Ruby waren ze in staat een prachtige tweede plaats te veroveren. Het is bekend dat werken met Ruby de productiviteit verhoogt. Tijdens deze race werd dit duidelijk bewezen. Ruby is een taal met potentieel, maar krijgt nog niet de aandacht die het verdient. Loosely translated: The company Finalist IT entered the competition for the first time. To increase their chances, they had two teams. One team was using Java, the other one Ruby on Rails. The first team wasn't very succesful, the second team was. By using Ruby, they were able to finish second. It's known working with Ruby increases productivity. This was clearly proven during this race. Ruby is a language with great potential, but hasn't yet gotten the attention it deserves. On 30 Mar 2006, at 16:08, Erik van Oosten wrote: >>> IT Group reached an incredible _second_ place! >> So what software did the first place team use? Best regards Peter De Berdt
on 2006-03-30 18:38
Congrats! A great result. Especially when taking into consideration that rails isn't part of your day to day (until now) as you wrote in your article... Best Regards Jan P.