I haven’t done any Ruby or Rails for about 5 years. I decided to get back into it a little. Maybe do a simple site to brush up on my fairly meager skills. Recent posts about the updates in the Flight apps were all about doing the same thing with Java. I hadn’t done much Java for a pretty long time.
I find that Rails has changed quite a lot. In fact, I threw away the book I had which was so far out of date that it was misleading me. Some of the problems that used to bother me about Rails have been resolved. I used to hate that one had to resort to various jiggery-pokery like FastCGI to bring up the Ruby environment from within Apache. This seems to have been nicely resolved with the mod_rails thing, And I I reminded again that I love Ruby. I think it is a delightful language.