[DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast] Episode 33c – What Sucks about Ruby on Rails, part 3

In this episode, we respond to a recent comment in regards
to episode 09
, where we proclaimed that Ruby on Rails wasn’t
the holy grail of programming (but sure is nice).

The first part of the discussion is in episode 33b.

Since we’ve been gone for a few weeks, this week we’re brining you
three diferent episodes, so look for 33a and 33b!

This episode edited by Charles.

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  1. I think that you guys did an excellent job of explaining things. Like the guy with the comment, I have been trying to find information about why people do not like ruby, and it is quite difficult to find. I am attempting to learn it currently, and although at the orginal cast of the program, I did not understand a lot of what you were talking about, these other two casts helped out quite a bit.

    Keep up the good work, and you definately picked up a listener!

  2. Regarding the javascript/java server side framework you mentioned in episode 9. Checkout http://helma.org.

    Very similar to RoR. The templating system may not be as clean as RoR at the moment, but other than that it proabably is the Swimming pool and miss september you’ve being looking for.

    Helma is based on the Rhino. All programmer access to virtually all Java based libaries. It has a Java layer to handle the data objects. Thread based chron jobs, automatic caching of objects in memory until all changes are commited to the database at once (a commit / rolllback mechanism). No need to have the programmer to save the objects. Helma is also more mature than RoR. It started 8 years, and it already being deployed by large company like the Austrian Broadcasting Company, blogger.de, antvill.org…sites that gets heavy traffic for many years.


    Now you can write clientside and serverside application with one langauge.

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