Website Examples/Is it that easy?

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have a list of websites developed with RoR?

I just read some discouraging real world news from ZMag who tried to
redo their website with RoR. I think their previous site was done in
PHP.

See question 2.

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=4&ItemID=14626

No flames, please, just looking for some perspective.

Thanks,

Rick

I think they answered the question for you:

“they failed to master Ruby”

I think with Ruby and RoR you really do have to understand what you
are doing. I’m not sure of the complexity of the project, but I would
hate to think that a team would adopt a new technology without doing
some sort of pilot project first to understand the technology they are
using. I know from my experience, the second project I was a lot
different from my first self-initiated one.

One of the strengths of RoR is the “convention over configuration” so
it allows to get started quickly with out having to jump through hopes
to do simple things. But it won’t design a good domain model for you
etc. The technology could be used as an escape goat too. A lot easier
to assign blame to a technology that cannot answer back :slight_smile:

Here’s a list of high profile applications running RoR:
http://www.rubyonrails.com/applications

gemblon (t.b.) wrote:

rnew wrote:

Hi Folks,

http://www.rubyonrails.org/applications

rnew wrote:

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have a list of websites developed with RoR?

I just read some discouraging real world news from ZMag who tried to
redo their website with RoR. I think their previous site was done in
PHP.

See question 2.

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=4&ItemID=14626

No flames, please, just looking for some perspective.

Thanks,

Rick

dang, zmag gives me jrun errors.
also, they could have went CAKEphp
so i confused.

but a company called searchles.com
that is doing a google thing with a
twist, did a conversion from java
to ror in 30 days, according to the
lead developer. they runnning on
mac mini’s in a room.

usually, if you are trying to change
techniques, you need some guidance,
or pilot projects, like that other
guy said.

On 1/2/08, rnew [email protected] wrote:

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=4&ItemID=14626

No flames, please, just looking for some perspective.

The part that makes me laugh at is the $60K figure combined with the
plural “programmers”.

So two (or possibly more) programmer’s salaries, combined for 15
months, totals less than $60K? Much like everything else in life, you
get what you pay for.


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

rnew wrote:

Thanks very much for all the feedback and links to the applications.

Rick

you might want to look at cakePHP also,
if you are worried about ruby/rails.

same type deal and thinking.

to each his own. i do ROR but options are nice.

Thanks very much for all the feedback and links to the applications.

Rick

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