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Re: [rubybayou] New Member : Saying Hello

From: Dennis J Harrison J.
Sent on: Monday, October 11, 2010 6:06 PM
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM, James Thompson <[address removed]> wrote:
> Welcome.
> I saw you RSVPed for our October meeting, so I look forward to seeing you
> there. We'll be talking about Nokogiri this month so it should be related to
> what you've been doing. Are you learning on Rails 3.0 or 2.3?
Rails 3 and RSpec 2.  I wanted to watch all the railscasts, and they
didn't have an rss feed I could find, and I opted to 'dog food' it and
use ruby.  I was pleasantly surprised by Nokogiri, as usually this
task would fall to python-lxml in my book.  Not to mention TDD using
RSpec almost made my weep with joy.  Thank you for the welcome :)

> Also, I don't think we have any Python haters around, so I think you'll be safe. I save my
> animosity for the PHP guys anyways. :-)
I don't know why people 'decide' to use PHP these days anyway :(  I
can see being forced to use it based on budget/time constraints on an
existing codebase, but only if it's a large amount of pre existing,
working, code.  Anywho, no worries here - I'm pretty language
agnostic.  They are all tools, and to each their own.  Depending on
the mindset of developers / maintainers, license requirements, time &
budget, and available instructional resources - you get a lot of
different answers for the same question at any given time.

> James Thompson
> Plain Programs, LLC
> New Orleans, LA
> P: (504)[masked]
> E: [address removed]
> W:­m
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Dennis J Harrison Jr
> <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Hello all, my name is Denis Harrison. ?I've got a dirty little secret
>> - while my day job is using python and adding features to (overused
>> word alert!)web frameworks for this or that company, I'm jealous of
>> some of the things Ruby on Rails (and other things on Rake, and Ruby)
>> can do. ?One of the biggest attractions to me is how insanely awesome
>> RSpec is, and how relatively painless migrations can be. ?I want to
>> give Ruby and it's existing frameworks a good tryout, and I figured my
>> local RUG would be a good intermediate starting point. ?I hope to
>> learn from/with you all. ?I've spent the last few weeks (aside from
>> getting married and such) dabbling with Rails on my off time, and have
>> pair programmed up a prototypical downloader. ?It uses nokogiri for
>> parsing, and yaml for recipe stanza (ie, railscasts is a recipe, so we
>> can keep the videos locally - because I have a not so studly satellite
>> connection, I have to schedule when I can get large downloads going).
>> Anyway, this intro is getting long at this point.
>> Hope to see you all soon (New Orleans is a 50 minute drive for me from
>> Amite, so I'll try to make it as often as possible).
>> Also, if anyone has experience with mountable apps (engines) if you
>> wouldn't mind a discussion over implementation details - I'd
>> appreciate your opinions/theories.
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>> Dennis J Harrison Jr
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