John Nunemaker was already happy developing application in Cold Fusion and PHP, so why bother learning a new language like Ruby? Or so went his thinking, until he saw the new 15 minute intro movie:
Within three to four minutes of viewing the intro, my jaw
had dropped and I was beginning to giggle and snort as only a geek can.
My mind began to race and when I say race, I mean I almost had a melt
down. It looked so easy. I cleared my already empty Friday night
schedule (Steph was shopping with her mom) and decided to go through a
tutorial and give RoR a shot.
John went on to
create his first simple Rails application in just an hour. Its not
only serving as an experience to get to know Ruby on Rails, but also a
gentle way to be introduced to great practices for web development.
Like using Model-View-Control.
I really like the idea of
Ruby on Rails being a way of introducing great practices and patterns
to a larger pool of developers who might not be working with them
already. By lowering the learning curve of the infrastructure, the good
development manners are much easier to sell. [Riding Rails]