Alright, alright. I get it. Ruby (on Rails specifically) is the hot thing. Too many programmers I follow keep switching. If they don’t fully switch, they give it a go, talk about how great it is and how they wish they could convince management to switch (yeah right). I gave Ruby on Rails a go three – four years ago, but at that time I just didn’t know enough about programming to really appreciate it. I decided to inhale a couple Codecademy tracks on it to get my feet wet again.
I have to say it’s not bad. I like not having to indent, or use brackets/semi-colons all the time. Some of the patterns didn’t really make sense to me, but hey with all new languages it’s that way in the beginning. I remember starting out in C# thinking “What the hell does static mean?” Knowing more now, it is a simple concept. I know once I’m done with all of the ruby tracks and a few dummy projects I’ll be more up to speed. So far though, there isn’t anything I don’t like. Yeah it’s different, but different isn’t bad.
I wasn’t able to get my Rails app from my Ubuntu laptop to Heroku easily though. First had problems with my SSH and creating a private key, then once I got there my ruby/rails was out of date and updating it fails. Once I get it up and running I’ll publish a link to the demo app.