Hello, I am new to RoR. It seems that it needs more and more plugins. Why it is like that? Thanks Chamnap
on 2007-06-26 11:08
on 2007-06-26 12:45
Im no expert, but I believe it is because Rails is supposed to provide a basic framework to get a site running. The plugins are needed for adding in the functionality you are going to use. It's a good thing in my opinion. Richard On 6/26/07, Chamnap <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > -- Richard J Hancock Developer/System Administrator
on 2007-06-26 13:04
Generally speaking, plugins provide special features for special usage scenarios. Building all of those features into Rails directly would make the Framework too big and clumpsy Also, Plugin often offer different ways to achieve the same thing, so the developer can choose which way he prefers. It would be impossible to build all those into rails at the same time, as they would conflict.
on 2007-06-26 20:25
As a framework (or any general-use project) grows, it becomes more and more complicated as features are add. Many Java stacks are needlessly complex simply because they have grown to attempt to do everything over the years. This makes the simple cases much harder than they need to be. The Rails Core team is extremely aware of this, and is focused on only adding widely useful bits to core, and keeping everything else in plugins. Even pulling things from core out into plugins where it makes sense. This keeps Rails lean and mean.
on 2007-06-26 21:12
This is one reason I prefer Ruby on Rails over just about any other frame work in any language I've used. Nothing I don't need, but every thing I do need is lurking about some where. Amazing. Nathan Garza AshLeaf Media | Director of Technology Innovations _________________________________________________ www.ashleafmedia.com | email@example.com | 832.514.5726
on 2007-06-27 04:34