January ends today, which I believe means that the statute of limitations on posts reflecting on the past year ends as well. I felt it would be remiss for me to not at least highlight a few things that I spent my time on last year.
It’s such a great example of the power of a) good copyrighting and b) meeting user’s where they’re at.Visit the Link
I originally read the post the day it came out and I’ve been mulling over it. Something was bugging me. Not just about the idea of a Rails Maturity Model certification, but even the idea of a guild of some kind as proposed by Steven Bristol.
…trade guilds, trade associations and standards bodies maintain the status quo.
Here’s the thing (and I think this is provable time and time again in much more mature industries): trade guilds, trade associations and standards bodies maintain the status quo. They do everything they can to do so, even when it’s not to the benefit of the industry or the clients/customers of that industry.
A lot of cool stuff has been happening with rails lately, but, without a doubt, the deployment end is still the messiest part. This concept excites me. I can’t wait to give it a try.
(via @danbenjamin)Visit the Link
I’m thinking Rails 3 will kick some serious ass.Visit the Link
For a lot of reasons Ruby (and, by implication, Ruby on Rails) is polarizing. I love that people are really passionate about it—one way or the other.
But more importantly, I’m with Renae. I love what it allows me to do. I love that it has introduced me to a world where I can create solutions to problems, where I can build things that other people use in a way I never could before, for my clients, and for myself. But I don’t lose perspective about it. It’s a tool. Right now it’s one of the best I have available to me and I love using it. But there will be others.
This is a great write-up of Shopify’s transition to Passenger and the benefits. I first mentioned Passenger in this post. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s fun to read how it’s working out for other people. I’ve always thought that a solution like this would make Rails that much more viable.Visit the Link
David, talking about the new Phusion Passenger for deploying Rails apps. Up to this point I’ve settled into a Mongrel / nginx routine for our apps and liked it a lot (especially the light-weight footprint of nginx). But this looks like fun – I’ll have to give it a shot!