What I want to know about Ruby
As the finale of the Voices that Matter: Professional Ruby conference, Obie solicited questions from the audience and I managed to come up with several. That transfer of knowledge was great, but it was centralized kind of like a subversion repo. To raise it to the power of git, I would like to see what you all think about these dreams I have.
please answer the questions by leaving comments on the individual posts
- Is publishing, blogging, releasing code, and other self-promotion the biggest factor that made you better at Ruby?
- Is there any way to have proprietary Ruby code besides serving it through a web app?
- Aren't stored procedures a good scaling tool? Are they easier to maintain if they are written in Ruby (for postgres)?
- I like coding without parentheses, partly to verify that my code respects the law of Demeter and other principles. Is it bad that I want a regexp that will highlight the arguments being passed to a method so I can be sure about when I need parens?
- Should we lobby for Obama on Rails?
- If there was an option that caused stack traces to print out the arguments that were passed to each method, would that demolish performance?
- a rails version of phpmyadmin?
- Is there anything left on your wishlist of what Engine Yard provides?
- Is it a problem that some libraries now want us to use unnecessary parentheses?
- How can we help postgres gain ground?
- Shouldn't we rewrite RubyForge with ajax?