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Category Archives: Rails

Why I love Ruby

  If you have not done so, you should check out the following sessions from the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC): Scott Bellware: Ruby for .NET developers Rob Conery: The Next Big Thing Or Cool-Kid Koolaid? Slicing Through The Rhetoric of … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Community, opinion | 36 Comments

A Brief Statement on BDD

Scott Bellware posed a question on the newly formed BDD list asking people’s background. The list is concerned with Behavior-Driven Development but seems to have a heavy bias toward the .NET developer. This bias seems to bend the conversation towards … Continue reading 

Also posted in .net, BDD, python, Ruby | 2 Comments


Ben writes (emphasis his): System.Web.MVC will reach an audience that MonoRail doesn’t:  The corporate giant who already swallowed the pill and will do anything that Microsoft pushes, good or bad.  And a lot of consultants work firmly in this space. That’s … Continue reading 

Also posted in microsoft, monorail, mvc, open source, opinion, Ruby | 18 Comments

Agile, Like Skateboarding, Is Not a Crime

I’ve really been digging on the game Skate, a fantastic skateboarding simulation with incredible game play. Meanwhile in the coding/learning slice of life, I’ve been working through Agile Web Development With Rails the cover of which features a picture of a … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Culture, Metaphor | 5 Comments

KLOCs and Golf Scores

I’m always amused when I hear “our system has one million lines of code” bandied about as a point of pride. All that says to me is that most likely you’ve inherited a big ball of mud because when a single … Continue reading 

Also posted in Metrics, NHibernate, Ruby | 12 Comments