When
· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · December
· · · · 05 (3 entries)

R and P · I was read­ing Eric Rescorla’s First Notes on Djan­go, which men­tions in pass­ing that the IETF is re­build­ing its (cur­rent­ly pret­ty lame) tool­ing in Djan­go. A few pieces of in­fras­truc­ture that are im­por­tant to Sun are al­so in Python. Mean­while, Rails and Ru­by go from strength to strength in their world. It oc­curs to me that there might be a pat­tern here: Python for util­i­ties and in­fras­truc­ture, Ru­by for ap­pli­ca­tion­s. Ear­ly days yet, but it’s not com­plete­ly im­plau­si­ble.
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Ruby News · Check out An­to­nio Cangiano’s The Great Ru­by Shootout, which ad­dress­es the vexed ques­tion of Ru­by per­for­mance, takes names and hands out num­ber­s. Damn in­ter­est­ing num­ber­s, too, if not ter­ri­bly sur­pris­ing. You want sur­pris­ing? Engine Yard, which al­ready em­ploys Ru­binius Guy Evan Phoenix, has just hired Ryan Davis and Eric Hodel to work on Ru­binius. Holy crap. That makes four Ruby-implementor teams with mul­ti­ple peo­ple grind­ing away at the prob­lem full time. This is what they call good news. Mean­while, the Mac cor­ner of the Ru­by World is glow­ing with scar­let Ru­by love.
 
Social Network Fear · I’ve been re­al busy the last cou­ple of week­s, and thus ca­su­al­ly delet­ing the steady flow of Face­book and LinkedIn stat­ic, and now I can’t bring my­self to go to ei­ther site be­cause it’s just gonna be a big slow te­dious pain in the butt wad­ing through all those in­vites to see if I ac­tu­al­ly know them and re­ject­ing the stupid app-spam come-ons and try­ing to think whether I care about join­ing this group and that. Time is not on my side.
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