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
on 2005-12-11 06:44
on 2005-12-11 06:52
* Dylan Stamat (firstname.lastname@example.org) [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 -- http://www.rickbradley.com MUPRN: 677 | to get together random email haiku | and exchange rumors, ideas, | assistance, etc.
on 2005-12-11 07:55
Ahh... I already had this one at the top of my list. Thanks Rick :) 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 :)
on 2005-12-11 09:32
Here is a list that works for me - Time is money. matt
on 2005-12-11 13:41
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.
on 2005-12-12 07:33
Dylan Stamat wrote: > Can someone point me to a good article on why one should use RoR ? http://ruby-doc.org/whyruby/ -- http://www.ruby-doc.org - Ruby Help & Documentation http://www.artima.com/rubycs/ - Ruby Code & Style: Writers wanted http://www.rubystuff.com - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff http://www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys http://www.30secondrule.com - Building Better Tools
on 2005-12-12 18:03
Awesome... thanks guys :)