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Dec 19, 2005


Tim Wolters

Graham, good to see you getting mileage out of Ruby/Rails. We've made very good progress with it and I'm taking a 3 day crash course in two weeks from the pragmatic guys (Dave Thomas and Mike Clark). Just converted to the 1.0 release of Rails. Another little piece you should look at is the Sparklines library at http://nubyonrails.topfunky.com/pages/sparklines

It's based on some new research by Tuft which can be found at http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR&topic_id=1


Lance Ball

Hi Graham

I've been reading your blog entries about your Ruby baptism by fire. I'm particularly interested in the "dynamic injection of functionality" as you describe it. I've done a bit of coding, participated in a few discussions, and a lot of reading, such as the Agile Development with Rails book, and many blogs and web sites. However, I haven't found much that documents or discusses these language features and how/when they would be used. Can you provide more background info or links for what you have been doing?


Adrian Holovaty

Hey Lance,

The Snakes and Rubies videos are available: http://www.djangoproject.com/snakesandrubies/

By the way, Rails does *not* have an RSS framework, as your entry implies. Django comes with one, but David H. strongly argued that Rails will probably never include features such as an RSS framework, automatic admin interface or internationalization -- all of which come for free in Django.

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