Proving that the Pascal part of my soul is not dead (merely resting), I was quite heartened to see that Ruby permitted the following syntax: for i in 0..255 I miss Pascal’s syntax. I rather liked that you could start at any arbitrary number and end at any arbitrary number, inclusive — especially handy for […]
Well, in the vein of “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” there are four Rails-like implementations in other languages that I know of — and I haven’t been looking. Castle Project works on .Net with Ajax support. Cake is a Rails-like framework for PHP, and Biscuit is another. Lest the Java folks feel left […]
Bill Humphries over on whump.com posted a message about the Carl Brandon Society needing some web development help. I think it’s a fine idea. I’d lend a hand myself, but the problem domain for what I’m now working on for BayCon and the problem domain for their needs doesn’t seem to overlap much at first […]
A lot of Pythonistas dislike ruby because it’s too perl-like. I can see what they’re saying. However, the ruby code I’ve read is all organized very cleanly. I don’t know if it’s possible to be as ugly in ruby as it is in perl, but I haven’t seen any evidence yet. In concept, Ruby on […]
I remember when they first got Python running on a Palm. Now it’ll run on my phone: a Nokia Series 60. I’d just prepped Eclipse for SymbianOS development, though I haven’t tried it yet.