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Ruby vs C#: hard data
Have you ever tried google trends? It's a fun utility to see trends in search keywords typed in google. You can go as far back as 2004, so there's plenty of data available. You can even compare different trends. One of these interesting trends Pascal once pointed out is c# vs ruby. Back then, this is what it looked like (c#, ruby) The blue line is c#, the red line is ruby. And what do you think the regular dips are? WEEKENDS! And what's more, the ruby line is close to the c# line in the weekends. ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:52 PM

Third coding dojo
We just did our third coding dojo today. Just to keep things interesting, we did it in Ruby this time. The whole thing has been done on a Mac with TextMate. The topic we set off to implement was a game of darts. More specifically, what combination of throws gets you to win if you have to throw a 2, or a 3, or a 4, ... The constraints are: - a single throw can score 1..20 singled, doubled or tripled. Center is 50. - you can only throw 3 darts - the last throw has to be a double or a 50 Keep in mind ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:17 PM

Why I like Ruby on Rails: Part 1
I'm starting to really enjoy what RoR offers out of the box. This framework is really designed around the application lifecycle we all try to reinvent on every project. Rails Rails is the framework for web development over a database. Compare it to on dotnet. However, Rails is much more than a web UI. Read on... Ease of development When creating any kind of object, extra files are being generated as well, like helper classes, test classes, database migration scripts, fixtures, ... Most of ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:37 PM

Ever tried Ruby on Rails?
I'm taking this step. This technology has been on my radar for quite a while. Now I'm taking the plunge. I've bought this book that looks really promising on the subject. RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails. I'm halfway chapter 6 right now, and I'M LOVING IT. I have decided to make the most out of this experience, so I'm going to build this application along with the book. I've set up my little SVN on Google where I will keep my evolution up to date. Chapter 1: Introduction. ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2008 12:51 AM

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