Zak, it would take a year for a non ror developer to catch up. The first 5 apps a rails dev builds are trash.
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On Sep 13, 2010, at 4:31 PM, Zak <[address removed]> wrote:
> I first used Rails in 2005, though I'm not sure I can legitimately claim
> to have 5 years of experience. I'm also not actively seeking full-time
> employment, though I'd be happy for short-term contract gigs.
> I'm not sure how well this will go over with the PHB types, but I think
> it's important to emphasize that a good programmer can pick up a new
> language or framework fairly easily, especially if it has many
> characteristics in common with something they already know; a good
> programmer who knows Python and Django should be able to start writing
> useful Ruby/Rails code in a day and be reasonably productive in a week.
> Someone with a background in PHP or Java might have a bit longer ramp-up
> period, but it is my contention that programmers who can't pick up Ruby
> probably aren't good programmers in whatever languages they do know.
> Hiring programmers is usually hard due to the large percentage of bad
> applicants. Requiring Ruby might cut that down a bit. To really go all
> the way, require Haskell, but use Ruby.
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