Ruby (on Rails)

February 3rd, 2008 in Rants - 1 Comment

Back when I still had a print subscription to Linux Journal, I read an interview of David Hansson, creator of rails and thought, ‘wow, this is cool!’

My friend Kwame had a book on Ruby which I perused and found the language was relatively simple. Now for such a simple, amazing language — and framework — one would think the install process was just as easy. Well, it isn’t 00 at least not to me.

I read tutorials on the arcane of the arcane, built it myself and whatnot and in the end couldn’t get it to run on my Windows machine — not that it was present in the online repositories to get it for my Fedora machine.

My answer? Screw rails. If I need a framework I’ll go for Cake — but we all know I won’t. After all, I’m very egotistical and want to try writing everything out myself.

1 Comment so far

  • Paulette
    July 16, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Hope you ain’t mad at rails? Got your contact from a friend but need to send you a PM. Send me a PM. You got my email.
    -Cheers, Paulette.