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Rails development in 2006...

Posted by Tue, 03 Jan 2006 02:53:00 GMT

5 comments Latest by Robby Russell Thu, 05 Jan 2006 04:27:42 GMT

It’s been almost a year since Curt Hibbs article, Rolling with Ruby on Rails was published on ONLamp. Since then we’ve witnessed this huge community of talented individuals emerge . Wow. What a year.

Your Thoughts?

Will 2006 be an even bigger year for the Rails project? Will we see more development firms emerge with highly talented Rails developers? What is everybody doing currently and what are they planning on doing? Conferences… books… fun… fun… fun.

Viva la Argonistas!

At PLANET ARGON, we’re in the middle of a complete reorganization of how we can be of better service to you. As of the start of this year… we are bigger, better, and you’ll likely notice some new faces. Who? We’re not telling (quite) yet. ;-)

What I can promise:


PLANET ARGON: January 2006


I wish you all the best in 2006!

Continue to stay tuned…

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    csn Tue, 03 Jan 2006 04:25:36 GMT

    Rails in 2006? Why, 1.1 at the very least!

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    Lawrence Oluyede Tue, 03 Jan 2006 06:17:20 GMT

    AFAIK, Rails in the 2006 will continue to grow (hopefully) and will gain popularity among LAMP developers and so-called enterpise developer. I’m a Python developer but I don’t see (quite) anything except Rails in my web stuff :)

    Go on guys :)

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    brasten Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:52:11 GMT

    You’re going to start to see the rank-and-file Java developers (such as myself) moving to Rails in larger numbers. The .NET folks won’t make any noticable shift to Rails until 2007.

    All of this is good. I think 2006 will be the year that Rails sinks-or-swims in the CIO-opinion space. Front-line firms such as Planet Argon will be a large factor in shaping business’ opinion of Ruby on Rails this year.

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    Chris Wed, 04 Jan 2006 01:28:50 GMT

    I’ve got to put my .02 in …

    I am thinking that Rails will succeed if hosting services start to offer optimized installations in their shared hosting plans. Sure, there are a lot of Rails-friendly hosts out there but if a customer has a relationship with a host that they do not want to leave and that host is unwilling to take the necessary steps to let them host a Rails app … customer/developer will seek alternative solution.

    Don’t get me wrong … I am all for Rails. I’ve been pouring over the PickAxe and Agile Rails books and want to use Rails for a majority of our projects this year … but hosts need to jump on board.

    In a big way.


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    Robby Russell Thu, 05 Jan 2006 04:27:42 GMT Recommend me on Working with Rails

    “Front-line firms such as Planet Argon will be a large factor in shaping business’ opinion of Ruby on Rails this year.”

    I’m flattered to have PLANET ARGON mentioned. I do think that you are right. The next step in Rails adoption is for the right development teams to step up and drive Rails into Small to Enterprise sector in a much bigger fashion. We’re doing what we can do help be part of that success. :-)