Article of interest (?): Why Ruby on Rails Succeeded


#1

Whatever you think of Ruby on Rails technically – even if you prefer
another language or development framework – you do have to admit that
Rails has gained huge acceptance in a short period of time. In this
CIO article, Hal F., author of The Ruby Way, explains what the
programming community did right, and how others can learn from it.


#2

estherschindler wrote:

Whatever you think of Ruby on Rails technically – even if you prefer
another language or development framework – you do have to admit that
Rails has gained huge acceptance in a short period of time. In this
CIO article, Hal F., author of The Ruby Way, explains what the
programming community did right, and how others can learn from it.

http://www.cio.com/article/125851

Nice article.

One important point the author dances around is that many products owe
their
market share to relentless marketing, not their quality. This implies
that
a successful Free Software must be twice as good as a commercial one to
be
thought half as good in the trade press.

Fortunately this isn’t very difficult…


#3

estherschindler wrote:

Whatever you think of Ruby on Rails technically – even if you prefer
another language or development framework – you do have to admit that
Rails has gained huge acceptance in a short period of time. In this
CIO article, Hal F., author of The Ruby Way, explains what the
programming community did right, and how others can learn from it.

http://www.cio.com/article/125851

Oops, I didn’t realize Esther had already posted this. Sorry
for double announcement.

Hal


#4

On 7/26/07, Hal F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

for double announcement.
Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it
twice!!!


#5

On 7/26/07, Phlip removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Robert D. wrote:

Oops, I didn’t realize Esther had already posted this. Sorry
for double announcement.

Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it twice!!!

Not very DRY, guys! (-;
Read it twice anyway, I just did, really :slight_smile:


#6

Robert D. wrote:

Oops, I didn’t realize Esther had already posted this. Sorry
for double announcement.

Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it twice!!!

Not very DRY, guys! (-;


#7

On 7/26/07, removed_email_address@domain.invalid removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Not very DRY, guys! (-;

Hal didn’t repeat himself – he repeated someone else :slight_smile:

DROP. Don’t Repeat Other People


#8

Hi –

On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Phlip wrote:

Robert D. wrote:

Oops, I didn’t realize Esther had already posted this. Sorry
for double announcement.

Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it twice!!!

Not very DRY, guys! (-;

Hal didn’t repeat himself – he repeated someone else :slight_smile:

David


#9

Hi –

On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Robert D. wrote:

Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it twice!!!

Not very DRY, guys! (-;

Hal didn’t repeat himself – he repeated someone else :slight_smile:

DROP. Don’t Repeat Other People
DRAIN
Don’t Repeat Anything In No case

DRIP DRY

Don’t repeat it, period…

David


#10

On 7/27/07, Gregory B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Indeed you could have been more careful, now I have to read it twice!!!

Not very DRY, guys! (-;

Hal didn’t repeat himself – he repeated someone else :slight_smile:

DROP. Don’t Repeat Other People
DRAIN
Don’t Repeat Anything In No case


#11

On 7/27/07, removed_email_address@domain.invalid removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Robert D. wrote:
DROP. Don’t Repeat Other People
DRAIN
Don’t Repeat Anything In No case

DRIP DRY

Don’t repeat it, period…
Hmm is this a subtle indication that maybe we are wasting a little bit
too much bandwith ;), I guess you are right.
RDDRRD
:wink: and out