If Martin says it’s time for Ruby…

…it’s time to give it a serious look.


Martin Fowler wrote a piece on Ruby today called EvaluatingRuby.  I’ve been researching Ruby and Ruby on Rails pretty heavily the last couple of months and I’m impressed.  Now that I’ve gotten a new StructureMap release out of the way, I’m diving into a new Ruby on Rails/AJAX project on the side just to start learning. 


It’s more than just Rails too.  Take a look at Jay Field’s post on creating a Domain Specific Language in Ruby.  Fellow Austinite Bret Pettichord is doing some cool stuff for web testing with WATIR.


Ruby in Visual Studio.Net


 

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://hrboyceiii.blogspot.com Harris

    Jeremy,

    Found this blog/post via TheServerSide.net weekly e-newsletter I’m subscribed to. Thought you might be interested…

    http://wilcoding.xs4all.nl/Wilco/View.aspx?NewsID=193

    H

  • jmiller

    Before anybody goes off on the obvious issue of Ruby being dynamically typed, the pro-argument is that compile time checks aren’t as important if you are doing test first development. Another argument being that the Ruby syntax is terser and therefore easier to spot problems.

    I’m not sure I completely believe those arguments yet, but I’ll post more after some nontrivial Ruby work.

  • http://www.dotnettricks.com/ Fregas

    Let me start a flame war…

    I don’t want no stinkin’ ruby cuz its Loosely Typed!!! Lets not go back to the days of VBScript and the like!