Bruce Johnson

.NET Developer, speaker and author. In my spare time, parent, chauffeur, and goalie.

Jan 2014

Just Because It's Ruby, Doesn't Mean It's a Gem

by in CodeSOD on

There is no question that, in the right situation, Ruby on Rails is a great productivity multiplier. An anti-TDWTF, if you will. When used correctly, a highly-quality web site can be created with much great speed than more traditional coding methods.

Still, as Frederik was well aware, not every Ruby application is created equal. Frederik is a local Ruby expert and, as such, is frequently contacted by clients who were in just a little bit in over their head when it came to Rails. Much of Ruby's power comes from its use of convention over configuration. But just because there are reasonable defaults, does not mean that developers actually have to use them, right?