On Mar 9, 2007, at 4:46 PM, jmmiller wrote:
I learn more by taking the time to work on it a bit longer. I was
wondering if you, who work more on Rails than I, feel the learning
curve is getting steeper. I do not want to start a religious
argument. I seem to have misread the title of the group.
I feel that the learning curve of everything is getting steeping,
and at an ever increasing rate.
Rails is great because there’s such a high rate of return on the
learning, i.e. when you do learn something new, it allows you to be
efficient enough to spend a little extra time learning other new
things…and the cycle repeats!
In any case, the problem you had was one of system administration,
not Rails itself. You took a perfectly functional development system
and made changes to it without backing it up first.
Additionally, you chose to upgrade to a new version of your development
framework without, apparently, investigating what that might mean.
I’ve done all of these things myself, and have generally kicked myself
after doing so. I do it far less frequently than I used to. That’s a
learning curve in-and-of itself, I suppose.
Hang in there and keep your chin up. Rails is a very good place to be
right now. With the rate of change the core team is handing us, it will
not be boring anytime soon.
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