Seen in a brochure at PayPal X: LinkedIn uses Joyent infrastructure to run the largest Ruby on Rails app with over 2 billion monthly pageviews. I thought LinkedIn was Java, when did they switch to Rails? 2 billion monthly? When I left my last company, our (PHP) app was doing over 7 billion monthly, and … Continue reading Largest Ruby on Rails app?
This popped in my e-mail box just now: Subject: Anyone know a top Rails programmer for Tech Advisor role Could be as little as one hour per week? Great opportunity for this person to inherit vp of engineering position once we get funded. We are close to launching, and hopefully to being funded. … This … Continue reading …but you have to know RUBY to be our CTO
…a place to send all the people who washed out coding PHP. I haven’t read this book so I can’t comment, however, I have yet to read a good “Pragmatic Programmer Series” book. The one all the Rails developers jizz over, is so poorly written and full of errors, I am beside myself. Please buy … Continue reading I found a use for Ruby
“I’m really low on my scatological count here…I’m sorry I didn’t crack enough jokes or use enough [cuss words], but I’m sure people will forgive me. They can just attend one of my talks and get their cuss quota for the year. And if not, coding these web apps themselves involves a lot of swearing—a … Continue reading Why PHP triumphs over Ruby
My second twitterstalk was Andrei at Caffe Trieste in North Beach. Andrei is someone everyone should be nice to for reasons I mentioned before. He’s trying to get me back into photography. I think it’s because he has a photoblog now… from Andrei’s photoblog, 9 august 2007 and probably figures that getting my competitive juices … Continue reading Ruby, Photography, and Women
The Terry Chay peak theory, also known as peak ruby, is a not-so-influential theory concerning the long-term popularity of software languages. It predicted that future popularity in Ruby will reach a peak sometime in the year 2007 and then decline. Some observers believe that because of the high dependence of the language on hype, the … Continue reading Have we reached “Peak Ruby”?
Is PHP doomed? No. Terry Chay” by Chris Shifflet Giving my talk: “The Underpants Gnomes Strategy Guide: An e-cards case study” at ZendCon 2006 [A real pissing contest after the jump.]
A friend writes: Hey Terry! I’ve been looking into attending a coding bootcamp. Do you have any opinions on them? Any local ones with particularly sterling reputations? Do they seem to churn out somewhat competent alumni? Thanks in advance for any insight you might be able to lend. Honestly, I don’t have a good opinion … Continue reading Some advice about coding bootcamps
Reading [this blog post ranting on PHP][phphorrors] > No corporation supports PHP’s growth & maturity like Sun & Google do for Java, Google (Guido van Rossum) for Python (jnc Django framework), Ruby (inc RoR) by 37 signals etc… 37Signals & Ruby? Thank his noodly appendage PHP’s support isn’t as terrible as that company on that … Continue reading You lost me there, bub
Previously: [Part 1][programming1], [Part 2][programming2], [Part 3][programming3], and [Part 4][programming4]. I received an interesting question the other day from a recruiter: > Would you be open to moving away from PHP? My answer: First, by analogy. I’m a photographer, most of the cameras I own are manufactured by Nikon. This is like asking if I’m … Continue reading It's just a tool