Developed a quotation app real fast with RoR...
Working with a guy called Jordan Brock we developed a quotation application real fast with Ruby on Rails.
It was super cheap to create.
Great but badly documented piece of software
I am quite new to RoR (Ruby on Rails), but this piece of software is amazing. After some time you need to learn the concepts, your efficiency will increase rapidly. on average you can expect to code 5-15x faster than you did with i.e. PHP (my previous language of choice).
i can recommend this package although the documentation is really bad. but i think this will change when the project will release version 1.0 soon. and so long you should visit their irc channel.
Looks like something derailed
Went to the home website. Nothing like an actual demo to be found. A lot of links to purported sightings of demos, but none that actually worked. Hmmm. I know AJAX works because I have used it with Perl and Java. Looks like this RoR hype is just that. Too bad.
Ruby on Rails made web programming enjoyable again
As someone who has been doing web programming since 1999, I have shot myself in the foot a fair few times too often due to a lack of proper project structure and/or due to too much time spend on rethinking project architectures. It is needless to say that this hasn't been a terribly motivating force of late.
Now, with Ruby on Rails, web programming has actually gotten enjoyable again.
Most of my web programming has been done with Perl (in a project in which standard PL modules like the CGI module wheren't allowed) and PHP, so I'm not qualified to make any comments on how RoR compares to Struts and such.
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.