My question is however is rub-talk mailing list gear towards newbie like
me or is there another channel that I should apply on?
All we ask is you try every question with Google first. You will find
endless answers (most of them valuable!) to such questions as “What’s the
Best GUI for Ruby?” or “Why Does Duck Typing Suck?” Just don’t ask those
recividous questions again, thanks!
Well, no and yes. Certain topics have little about them that will
likely change over time. For example, adding static typing to Ruby. (I
hate to suggest that any topic is off-limits, but out of general
courtesy people should give some thought as to whether what they post is
going to add to the general thread pool, and so much has been said about
a few topics, such as static typing, that new posts tend to be more
noise than signal. But who knows?)
Other question topics do change over time, such as available Web
frameworks, GUI tools, Ruby implementations, etc. Relying only on past
discussions will give an incorrect impression of choices and quality.
That said, it is well worth searching to see if a question has been
asked recently, in which case asking it again would be mostly
It’s also very helpful to avoid vague terms such as “best”, and instead
include specific, objective (when possible) requirements, and to
indicate some familiarity with past postings (so people don’t waste time
telling you things you already know).
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