May 2008 Entries

Twitter said to be abandoning Rails

"But let’s be real for one minute. Twitter doesn’t suck because of Rails. Twitter sucks because they have ridiculous amounts of traffic (especially to their API and SMS gateways), a limited ability to cache (a non-realtime Twitter is a pretty useless Twitter), and (as far as I can tell), they’re not making any money, so they probably have limited resources to pour into more hardware." (via)

Well said, Jeff. Even if you do want to see them use Django.

This entry was written on May 15th, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with jeffcroft, twitter, rails, ruby, rubyonrails, scaling, sms, and api

KISSing is for the experienced

"Trying to apply KISS when getting into a new technology is STUPID. Writing the most succinct and simple code is only possible if you know all nuances of what you are working with. Otherwise your simplicity will be based on wrong assumptions and lead to buggy code." (via)

This entry was written on May 15th, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with felix, thinkingphp, debuggable, php, kiss, and programming

Rails for PHP developers

Are you a PHP programmer interested in taking a peak at Ruby and Ruby on Rails? Be sure to check out Rails for PHP Developers. It even has a full PHP reference that maps all of the PHP functions to their Ruby/Rails counterpart.

On a side note, I apologize for the recent surge of photos injected into my feed. This was an error on my part and has been resolved. So, no more pictures.

This entry was written on May 13th, 2008. It was tagged with php, rails, ruby, and rubyonrails

Combating burnout

"Working when you’re burnt out usually produces junk work; work that could have been so much more with your head in the game." (via)

This entry was written on May 5th, 2008. It was tagged with burnout and workprocess

XHTML is a joke

In a recent post entitled XHTML is a joke, Felix gives his reasoning as to why he feels XHTML is more of a hype.

This entry was written on May 2nd, 2008. It was tagged with applicationdevelopment, xhtml, html, and debuggable

Announcing Reflect pricing

"The private beta is just around the corner and we've had several questions about what the Reflect pricing will be like." We would appreciate any feedback. (via)

This entry was written on May 2nd, 2008. It was tagged with reflectcms