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yannski 190 days ago | link | parent | on: Introducing Rubinius X

From his media trainer, certainly...

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kookster 190 days ago | link

+1 this: sensational headline = controversy = hackernews frontpage

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yannski 190 days ago | link | parent | on: Introducing Rubinius X

The post contains lots of contradictory facts.

First, some people (not all) are using other tools than Ruby. They are looking for a solution to their problems. IMHO Ruby is not even present in the discussion when people make their choices. But Rails is. So I'm not sure that modernizing Ruby is sufficient. Building a modern framework around it could be though. I mean, people go to NodeJS because of Node, not because of Javascript...

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the_watcher 190 days ago | link

>>But Rails is

I was about to mention this. I know of at least two (very) hot S13 YC companies that either built their web app in Rails or explicitly deal with Rails (not sure if One Month Rails is built in Rails or not, but it is pretty explicitly pro-Rails). Does Rails prevalence preclude Ruby from being a dying language? Depends on what you mean by dying. The dominance of Rails is probably something of a blessing and a curse for the broader Ruby world. I'm too new to it to have a strong position, but I will say that as a novice developer, I went with Ruby and Rails because there is a fantastic suite of tools for learning from scratch.

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Mikeb85 190 days ago | link

Rails is a curse. Because of it, Ruby (which is a fantastic language) has been reduced to a web language, when it's really much more than that.

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jaredonline 190 days ago | link

Ruby was a little-known project before Rails came along. Without Rails, we wouldn't be having this discussion at all.

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the_watcher 190 days ago | link

I never would have been exposed to Ruby if not for Rails (I'm a novice, self taught developer). While everyone talks about how amazing Scala and Haskell are (of which I have no doubt), I learned Ruby because Rails allowed me to build little projects (usually web apps) very easily. Now I have branched out into a bit of node.JS, some Python, and some Clojure (I like the idea of learning a Lisp), but Rails was a friendly entry point.

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yannski 190 days ago | link

Well there's a broad range of applications that simply can't be built with Rails. And that's shame. It's a corollary to the other commenter saying that Rails no longer fits the new web programming paradigms.

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yannski 235 days ago | link | parent | on: Ember.js 1.0 Released

Thank you for this video! It nearly convinced me to build my first EmberJS app (I'm coming from a BackboneJS background and I haven't decided yet between Angular and Ember). Will you continue this kind of videos? Building a series by continuing the current "story" could be really really nice.

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stuartmemo 234 days ago | link

If you're deciding between Angular and Ember, this video is a entertaining comparison with good examples - http://vimeo.com/68215606

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rapind 233 days ago | link

More entertaining than informative I'm afraid. Project Lead v.s. Guy Who Uses. I don't mean that as a criticism of Rob, I just don't think it's fair or expected for him to have the depth of knowledge in AngularJS that Tom has with Ember. I'd have done worse.

I know it's a pain to have to evaluate all of these frikin' frameworks all the time just to get moving, but I'd really recommend building a non-trivial app in both ember and angular.

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chadhietala 234 days ago | link

There are plans to have a "cookbook" section on the EmberJS site that will be one of the go to places to answer the question of "How do I do X in Ember?". It's currently on the master branch for the site, so expect that soon. In the mean time here are some other video resources http://www.embercasts.com/ and http://ember101.com/. They may be slightly out of date but they are still relevant. Make sure to look in the console for warnings about deprecations.

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yannski 236 days ago | link | parent | on: Inline CSS fonts

Fortunately Compass eases all the process with inline-font-files http://compass-style.org/reference/compass/helpers/inline-da... :)

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Blog post starts with "I built the TodoMVC app according to specification using only Rails 4 and a hint of javascript"

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So, as a long time developer, what's your thought on WebGL ?

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whirlyvonelsass 322 days ago | link

To be quite straightforward it needs some polish. We've got incompatibilities, instabilities, and so on... Currently I would say that Unity is a better choice, but WebGL is nevertheless the future.

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If your requests takes more than 30 seconds, maybe it's time to setup an SSE or websockets interface. Or maybe do background jobs with polling.

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jacquesm 324 days ago | link

I'd start with a profiler.

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parsnips 324 days ago | link

The eye ball profiler, preferably:

foreach for while if for if return

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We also thought in 2006 that the entry ticket on a certain market was way too high for startups. And boom Facebook appeared.

We also thought in 2008 that the entry ticket on a certain market was way too high for startups. And boom Dropbox appeared.

So, OK, I understand your point but I'm always impressed by what a bunch of people in their garage (or accelerator) can achieve.

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So what does that mean ? That Rails is twice as popular as Django ?

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Well, then why do you count Vente Privée or Rovio ? ;-)

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yannski 528 days ago | link

Spotify is not american as well

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lominming 528 days ago | link

True dat. Thanks for pointing out!

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