Quick ! Reasons to use Rails!


#1

Can someone point me to a good article on why one should use RoR ?
A fact sheet would be great.

I have a slew of articles collected, like:
“CDBaby migration to rails”
“David Geary’s Blog”
“Bruce Tate’s take”
… etc…

… but would love to know if there was something that covered it all,
in a
concise manner.

There should be a master document so we could use to explain it’s case
well
for adoption on future projects.
Thanks,
Dylan


#2
  • Dylan S. (removed_email_address@domain.invalid) [051211 00:45]:

… but would love to know if there was something that covered it all, in a
concise manner.

There should be a master document so we could use to explain it’s case well for
adoption on future projects.

We wrote one for ourselves, maybe you can adapt it for yourself:

http://rewrite.rickbradley.com/pages/moving_to_rails/

If you do, would you be so kind as to post it online and let us all know
where it lives?

Rick

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#3

Ahh… I already had this one at the top of my list. Thanks Rick :slight_smile:

I am going to put together a list of hard-hitting case studies / facts
about
RoR soon.
The CDBaby and AListApart migration stories, your story, O’Reilly book
sales… are all huge points in my opinion, and they really stand out.

Thanks much Rick ! I’m hopefully starting an “enterprise” scale RoR
project
soon, and trying to convince the CEO it would be a good decision. There
are
a lot of Java advocates barking up the same tree, and I’m trying to sway
the
Java/Struts/Hibernate approach ! I’ve been coding in that enviroment
for
the last year, and it’s been hard now that I’ve used RoR :slight_smile:


#4

Here is a list that works for me -

Time is money.

matt


#5

What is rarely mentioned, and just as important to consider, is what
Rails doesn’t provide:
continuations and page state (saving and restoring the state of all
controls/widgets/fields).
Rails has made certain trade offs, and, to be fair, a lot of other
frameworks have made
the same choices.


#6

Dylan S. wrote:

Can someone point me to a good article on why one should use RoR ?

http://ruby-doc.org/whyruby/

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http://www.30secondrule.com - Building Better Tools


#7

Awesome… thanks guys :slight_smile: