Toronto Ruby on Rails

For the last – gasp – 11 months or so, I've enjoyed meeting local Rails enthusiasts at a local pub, for an event we call "Rails Pub Nite". But, in between Pub Nites, where do you go for help?

The core Rails mailing list is a little like …

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Some Rails "Gotchas" for PHP Devs

Rails is weird, sometimes, for someone used to PHP. Things that have consistently stumped me longer than they deserve to:

"render(:text=>some_obj)" != "exit(var_dump($some_var))"
In PHP, I tend to use the latter as a quick debug …

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Too funny!

Maybe you have to have been working with Ruby for awhile, maybe not, but I have to share:

My new blob

I am at the moment setting up my Unbuntu conputer for Rails - the Rubby language W.W.W. framewok for making W.W.W. sites. Rubby is a great conputer …

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A Practical Example: PHP vs. RoR

I had a situation come up yesterday that, I think, illustrates what I like about Ruby on Rails particularly splendidly.

The Project: Revamp of a client's Web site. The design is actually coming from another designer, I'm just implementing and handling …

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Meet the new blog

I've been wanting to re-do the blog in Rails, since well before the recent re-design. It was one of those "Oh, I want feature X and Y, and Liz really wants to do Z, but... Rails..."

So, rather than add feature X or Y or whatever to the existing PHP site …

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Rant: Judge not, lest thee be judged

I suppose we all have our scars. I was a TA for a persuasive speaking course in grad school, which means that I graded papers and speeches for three semesters. The net result being that I am particularly sensitive to bad arguments.

So, here's my new rant/pet …

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