[Slightly OT] - Of Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and 37 Signals
revdan at danshafer.com
Tue Aug 9 23:29:15 CDT 2005
After the discussion here over the last couple of days about the Ajax
programming technology for quick-response Web apps, the Universe
converges once again in a piece on Salon.com focusing on a Chicago-
based firm called 37 Signals and its well-received Web apps. The apps
were written in an Ajax-style framework called Ruby on Rails, which
the company created in an effort to make it easier to build internal
tools for client management use.
The article on Salon.com is cautiously effusive. Interestingly for
me, Ruby on Rails is available as a free add-on on the hosting
service I use (Dreamhost.com) so I can go poke at it easily. I may
decide to do that.
But I keep wondering why this stuff isn't being driven by Rev instead
of by Ruby, which is a text-only development tool.
The article in question is at: http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/
Dan Shafer, Revolution Consultant and Author
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