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Feb 26, 2008

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Phillip

Hi Mr. Glass,

The 16,500 lines of codes...is that all Ruby codes? I've been keeping up with your Edu 2.0 project and it's an inspiration. For future entrepeneur, where do you get your inspiration and ideas. Is there a good book that you could recommend for software development?

Graham Glass

Hi Phillip,

Thanks for your words of encouragement!

Yes, that's all Ruby code.

I get my inspiration from the desired to fundamentally improve various areas. For example, I went to a great school in the UK and would love to enable everyone to get a great education. But this requires a radical rethinking about what we teach and how we teach it IMHO.

I don't have a particular book to recommend; most of my own skills are a result of personally writing a huge amount of software and figuring out how to build systems efficiently.

Cheers,
Graham

Phillip Ho

Thanks Graham.

So far, what's your experience with programming in Ruby like and your impression of Rails framework? Is RoR only good for "Web 2.0" apps or do you see it going mainstream?

Graham Glass

Hi Phillip,

My impression is that Ruby on Rails is great for web-based applications and Ruby is a very good general purpose language.

Cheers,
Graham

Phillip

Thanks Graham. Without being bias, do you think that edu 2.0 is scalable with RoR?

Graham Glass

Hi Phillip,

Yes, of course I think it is scaleable, otherwise why would I have chosen RoR in the first place? ;-)

Cheers,
Graham

Phillip

Thought I asked. I was reading about Twitter having some issues with RoR not being scalable. But of course, that's debatable. It must have been the design or architecture that must have the founder question RoR being able to scale or not.

Graham Glass

Hi Phillip,

I think that was something to do with the way they were doing database pooling. Someone in the Rails community updated the database connection code to be a bit smarter and it was better within a day or so.

Cheers,
Graham

Phillip

Thanks Graham for the updates.

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