January 6, 2010


Learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails for a project I agreed to take on in my spare time. The language is interesting, often described as “fun”, but feels almost like writing pseudo-code. After creating my own MVC, I feel like I'm doing something wrong when Rails does 95% of the work. “You must unlearn what you have learned,” is an appropriate quote, I suppose.

What was definitely not fun was various failed attempts to make MySQL and Ruby play nice. For development and education, I've settled for Sqlite3; prepackaged. Combined with the terminal window I've been glued to on DreamHost, new syntax overload is definitely kicking in.

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