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Jeremy signs a book deal

Posted by Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:37:00 GMT

Someone finally snatched him! Since Jeremy Voorhis started working with PLANET ARGON, he’s talked about how a few publishing companies had contacted him about writing a book on this new fancy web framework… Ruby on Rails. Due to being too busy with PLANET ARGON development projects... he would send them away. Yesterday, he announced that he recently signed a contract with O’Reilly to write Rails in a Nutshell.

Jeremy, Lead Librarian

Congratulations Jeremy!

...does this mean he isn’t as busy with development work? No… it just means he’ll sleep less in the next several months. ;-)

The Book Business 2.0

Posted by Tue, 28 Mar 2006 22:12:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by dgibbons Fri, 31 Mar 2006 05:07:23 GMT

I saw David pointing this blog entry out to Jeremy.

Some interesting discussion/debate between DHH and Tim O’Reilly. :-)

DHH interviewed by O'Reilly

Posted by Wed, 31 Aug 2005 11:46:00 GMT

I just finished reading a very nice interview of David by O’Reilly

You can read it here.

While reading it, I recalled a brief conversation that I had the other day, when someone said that they didn’t like Rails because, “it assumes things” which translated to the fact that they didn’t like that it had a uniform directory structure, pre-defined naming conventions, etc.

After spending this whole year, teaching myself Rails, reading the documentation pages… (probably at the API site a few hours a day), this concerned me. A lot of people are quickly turned off by the fact that Rails has opinions. But, let’s think about this for a moment. Rails has opinions built-in that help speed up the development process when you accept those opinions. If you don’t, you don’t have to pspend any more time than you did prior to using Rails. So, their argument is, “why bother with Rails?”

At first, the answer isn’t so obvious…. but if you consider all the opinions that Rails expresses, do you honestly feel that every one of them is wrong? If so, Rails is probably not for you. If you find a good portion of them to be quality opinions, then… Rails just might be your cup of tea afterall.

Pluralization make you feel weird? Turn it off. (one line of code will do this for your whole application.

Wait, you want to use category_id as your primary key?

class Category < ActiveRecord::Base
  set_primary_key "category_id"

Yes, I know… it’s tough. ;-)

Another thing that I am wondering now… what is the conductor?

My guess? Some added bonus for Rails that allows you to run a Rails application off of one or many servers… now that would be nice. That’s my guess though… what is yours?