Avi Bryant – Ruby on Rails Podcast

The creator of the Seaside Smalltalk framework talks about the philosophy behind different web frameworks.

Avi Bryant – Ruby on Rails Podcast

The creator of the Seaside Smalltalk framework talks about the philosophy behind different web frameworks.

Technoweenie – Ruby on Rails Podcast

Rick Olson explains the Rails plugin system, RJS templates, and Rails-weenie.

Technoweenie – Ruby on Rails Podcast

Rick Olson explains the Rails plugin system, RJS templates, and Rails-weenie.

I’d rather be on RAILS.

This statement is pretty true right now, Rails is just a pleasant development environment. Mike Clark left this sticker at my desk at one of the places I am currently doing a Rails project at.

For another client I am doing a Flex project and work with many great java developers. I thought I would put the sticker in a visible spot and see their reactions. Well, it didn’t fail, some of the comments where pretty funny. Here they go:

  • That’s a big statement.
  • We’ll run you out on a rail.
  • So you would rather be on rails, hein?
  • HuHan!
  • You really are a geek.
  • Where did you get it? You didn’t get one for me?
  • He’s a convert.
  • You are pushing the Ruby stuff today!
  • It looks like it should have a Lenin on it.
  • I’d rather be fishing.

The “Lenin” one I didn’t totally get, even after a long discussion, but I sounded pretty funny to me. As you see, give me a sticker and will say good things about you. No, that’s not the case, I just think Mike Clark and Dave Thomas are putting a very compelling training together, and with these two guys you will learn more in three days than you would ever in any other places. Check out http://pragmaticstudio.com and their new Rails Studio, coming to Denver in January.

Dan Benjamin – Ruby on Rails Podcast

A List Apart Systems Developer Dan Benjamin talks about developing a high traffic volume site with Rails.

Dan Benjamin – Ruby on Rails Podcast

A List Apart Systems Developer Dan Benjamin talks about developing a high traffic volume site with Rails.

An on-line store build with Ruby on Rails

In this non-technical article I wanted to share my impressions of writing an online store with Ruby on Rails. http://www.autumnriderstees.com/

Background

On September 9th Lee’s dad mentioned that he would receive a stock of new quality designer T-shirts with funny bikers logos on September the 22nd and asked Lee if he could setup an on-line store. Lee asked me if I could help out writing it in Ruby on Rails and if I thought it was feasible. Hey, I just finished “Agile Web Development with Rails”, how hard could it be, the book contains everything we need. So “heck, yea, we can do it”. So Lee told his dad: “Sure, we’ll do”. Well, it took us just a little longer, not much thought, considering we just met once a week for a month, and two weekends. But considering that Lee just started a new Rails gig, me just being father for the second time and a little sleep depraved, we manage to go-life on October the 16th at RubyConf 2005. First Ruby and Rails is really cool, Dave Thomas books are invaluable in many aspects, not the least being that the most of the order processing part of the application is taken straight from book.