What's your favorite thing about Rails?

What do seasoned developers really enjoy about Rails. How does it make
your life easier?

This is for favorites, not what you don’t like.

Thanks,
Dustin

What do seasoned developers really enjoy about Rails. How does it make
your life easier?

This is for favorites, not what you don’t like.

There’s lots of things I like, but I’d say the longer I use Rails, the
more I realize that what I really like is that it’s built with
Ruby. Ruby makes coding enjoyable.

-philip

Philip H. wrote:

What do seasoned developers really enjoy about Rails. How does it make
your life easier?

This is for favorites, not what you don’t like.

There’s lots of things I like, but I’d say the longer I use Rails, the
more I realize that what I really like is that it’s built with
Ruby. Ruby makes coding enjoyable.

Agreed. It’s the language, stupid! :slight_smile:

-philip

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 12:22 -0700, Philip H. wrote:

What do seasoned developers really enjoy about Rails. How does it make
your life easier?

This is for favorites, not what you don’t like.

There’s lots of things I like, but I’d say the longer I use Rails, the
more I realize that what I really like is that it’s built with
Ruby. Ruby makes coding enjoyable.

+1

Migrations among so many other things, and of course Ruby

Trausti

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <

add nested restful resources to the mix

On Oct 30, 3:18 pm, Trausti Thor J. [email protected]

Convention over configuration

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 4:16 PM, bill walton [email protected]
wrote:

+1

+1


www.abetaday.com

Every time I work in a different language I’m always wishing I’m in
Ruby.
Some of the things that really stick out to me:

  • Testing is so much easier in Ruby then most languages.
  • The way objects work and how people designed them are more succinct,
    I’m
    thinking ActiveRecord and DataMapper vs. something like Doctrine.
  • I don’t have to type $, ->, { } as much
  • “The Ruby Way” is so much cleaner

Those are just a few…

(can you guess what language I have to use on a full time basis?)

Chris

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Ar Chron
[email protected]wrote:

Convention over configuration

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.


Christopher Cowan

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated
simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”
– Charls Mingus, Jazz Bassist

The ecosystem. So many smart people, building upon each other’s tools
and techniques.

+1 for the Ruby language. Matz wrote a programming language based on
conventions from popular languages and made it beautiful to code
with.

I also like Gems. There are some really nice pieces of ready-made
functionality you can drop into your code very easily.

Code less and enjoyable work :slight_smile:

its always fun while coding in ruby !


Sandip


www.funonrails.com

I wouldn’t limit your question to seasoned developers :slight_smile:

While I wouldn’t consider myself seasoned - I’ve written a few apps
for local use and am getting ready to publish an open source RoR app,
I don’t even know how little I know.

Rails makes life easier by it’s basic core principles -

Convention over configuration - Do you really need another file in
your app?

DRY - I’m not going to repeat this one

I’ve looked at different web programming stacks and haven’t found
anything close to Rails.