The best Ruby+Rails gems and services(medium.com)

over 7 years ago from Rik Lomas, Freelancer

  • Aaron GrandoAaron Grando, over 7 years ago

    Nice list. Upvote. Watch out for calling things easy, though, especially on articles like this that are more targeted at beginners - not everyone's a badass coder like we are!

    I put together a similar list a few weeks back but focusing on Heroku addons: http://gran.do/blog/intro-to-heroku-addons

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    • Rik LomasRik Lomas, over 7 years ago

      Sure, I totally agree, maybe I should have used "relatively easy" instead. A lot of the gems on the list I've taught 100+ people who are total beginners to Ruby/Rails and they've found them pretty straightforward to follow the relevant instructions and get features added quickly. I would say Ruby is a lot easier to add plug-ins to than say Wordpress plugins for instance :)

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      • Aaron GrandoAaron Grando, over 7 years ago

        Oh, yeah, for sure. I would dread teaching anything about Wordpress to anyone without a decade's worth of context, ha.

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      • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 7 years ago

        Amen to that brother. I learned Ruby basics on CodeAcademy in a weekend.

        After 6 years I can't write 100 lines of code in PHP without an error.

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        • Rik LomasRik Lomas, over 7 years ago

          To be fair to beginners, I can't write 10 lines of Ruby without an error and I've been writing code for 12 years. People new to coding think that experts can write code like it's perfect English but I constantly do mistakes.

          That said... I don't feel like I'm banging my head against a wall when I do Ruby compared to PHP.

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