I'm Not Sleeping

1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7 am … all alone again. But I’ve been through all this shit before. Spend my nights in self-defense, and cry about my innocence, but I ain’t all that innocent anymore…" - Counting Crowes “I’m Not Sleeping”
  1. Duke says:

    Hello, I happen to have a lot of Rails devmolpeent experience, so I might be able to explain something a little bit better here. So seeing that Ruby on Rails was being heralded as 10X faster to develop with than Java, I tend to get a bit annoyed. The fact of the matter is that Rails makes educated guesses at your configuration and layout, whereas with most Java frameworks, everything is controlled and configured by XML files. Explicit vs. implicit. This highly reduces the lines of code required, thus speeding up devmolpeent since you don't have to type as much. For an example, take a look at tadalist.com. It was written in Rails with less than 600 lines of code. What can you do with 600 lines of Java when you have to do things like this:class HelloWorldApp {public static void main(String[] args) {System.out.println( Hello World! );}}Versus in the Ruby world:puts Hello World! This makes a huge difference.

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