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The Indefinite Article.

Saturday, July 31, 2004

This is pretty interesting

It is Rails, a web application framework that provides the basis for Basecamp, and looks like a versioning content management system:
Home Page (Rev #57) in Rails


  • At work we have been evaluating Basecamp. I have not looked into the application, but I was quite surprised to see that it was written in Ruby. Investigation lead to articles on Rails and ActiveRecord and the cool documentation format.

    I think this is an intriguing comment:

    "In striving for DRY compliance, Rails shuns configuration files and annotations in favor of reflection and run-time extensions. This means the end of XML files telling a story that has already been told in code."

    I am still trying to get my head around the whole DRY thing.

    Anyhow, it turns out the Panther comes with an older version of Ruby; it can be easily updated.

    Also, I have messed around a little bit with Ruby. The other night I wrote a simple SOAP client to hook into our webservices for the MDA project but I still have not achieved any real familiarity with the syntax ...

    Also, here is a movie of Rails setup on OS X.

    By Blogger pablo, at 2:17 PM  

  • Have you evaluated basecamp? what are your thoughts? From what I understand, it is free for a single user ... would this be a useful app for todd, who is embarking on a freelance career ?

    By Blogger pablo, at 2:41 PM  

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