Friday, January 18, 2008

Ruby On Rails

I am relatively new to RoR as I did much of my web programming on PHP. Having used PHP extensively I know that PHP is one of the most easiest to learn languages. It is also in fact one of the best languages novices can use for web programming. PHP has a very active community behind it and help is always readily available. Having said so much about PHP you would be wondering why did I name this post Ruby on Rails instead of PHP, well if I wrote this article 2 weeks ago I would have definitely titled this post PHP, but as you know things never happen the way we want, my new project was to be coded in RoR much to my dismay. So, I started learning about RoR and in just 15 min I was convinced that this is no ordinary language(web framework or whatever you want to call it), RoR was a revelation, it is so easy to code in RoR that I am planning to teach my grandma to code in RoR so that she can cover me up when I am busy, yes , I mean it coding in RoR is that easy. Ok, why should you believe me ?? If you don't have faith in me at least believe someone without whom I may have never posted this and you may have never read this.

Presenting you -Evan Williams, Creator of Blogger and ODEO

“After researching the market, Ruby on Rails stood out as the best choice. We have been very happy with that decision. We will continue building on Rails and consider it a key business advantage.”

If that's not enough check this,

“Rails is the most well thought-out web development framework I’ve ever used. And that’s in a decade of doing web applications for a living. I’ve built my own frameworks, helped develop the Servlet API, and have created more than a few web servers from scratch. Nobody has done it like this before.”
-James Duncan Davidson, Creator of Tomcat and Ant

Finally, to everyone who is new to RoR dont forget there is somebody to guide you when in trouble. yes, yes somebody's me(remember enrique). Just leave a comment.

--naz.