It has begun! I’m already working in the port of my photography site Temujin Photo to Ruby On Rails, nowadays its just plain HTML. The design will remain the same, the idea is to add a bit more of flexibility on the server side, implement the current external services (stuff like the newsletter and the guestbook) and do a couple of other things; all of this while exploring a new web framework.
As soon as it’s over I’ll be able to move it to the future domain (www.temujinphoto.com) and possibly with some surprises.
For those of you who have some read stuff about Ruby but haven’t got the time or even [put your favorite excuse here] to try it, just like me, here’s your chance to do so.
Try ruby! (in your browser), a really cool and simple tutorial with a few guided exercices to play around with some of Ruby’s features. It aims to be a hands on tutorial performed in just 15 minutes, “aims” because it’s not finished yet but is worth the visit just as it is.
There’s no need to go into details, after all it was just my first contact with the language, but there are a few really nice and powerful features available; Ruby feels like a much more object oriented language, like Smalltalk, with a touch of Perl and Lisp.