Wednesday, March 21, 2007

King of Hobos/ PROJECT: H.A.R.M.S.

So last night Steven and I had dinner and he showed me some work he'd been doing lately for the Mellies. Steven is working on an application that will allow Loyal Leaguers to enter a UI and fill in their responses to the queries. This doesn't particularly help you, but it sure as heck helps me.

And, because Steven is King of the Hobos, he has decided to live his life on The Rails. he's trying to learn the technology, and I'm trying to get free help. In this way, my lamprey-like life continues. I'm a bit fascinated with what he's doing, and when he wraps up, we'll have a chat about what this is doing that a JAVA/ Cold Fusion interface wouldn't have done, or what else might have been a competing option. I can feel my work brain kicking in again after too many months of dormancy. Plus, it's a new technology, and while I may never learn to write for it, I can certainly learn about the features.

(I am thinking we need BLOCKS for the users to fill in rather than scrolling lines).

Anyway, Project: H.A.R.M.S. is saving the day.

But what does H.A.R.M.S. stand for?

You decide...



RHPT said...

Ruby on Rails is cooler than ol' Java/CF.

The League said...

but WHY, man? WHY?

RHPT said...

Well, Ruby is the hot new web-scripting language on the block, so all the guys are hot and heavy for her.

Rails makes it easy to use Ruby, but I (or someone else) could make the argument that the .NET Framework makes it easy to use C#, or that some other frameworks makes it easy to use JSP or that PHP is the end-all-be-all. It's sort of like a Mac/Linux/Windows thing.

In the end, you're just inserting, updating, and calling data from a database. It's just how you prefer to do it.

I'm sure I've managed to offend Harms in some way here. I seem to be good at doing that - offending people and putting my foot in my mouth.

RHPT said...

I should add that I give lots of respect to Harms for volunteering to help with the Mellies in this fashion.

The last thing I want to do after looking at code all day is to go home and do it all over.

I've noticed that, over time, I'm slowly losing my geek cred.

Anonymous said...

RHPT never did anything like this for the League.

RHPT said...

Thanks for pointing that out, AnonyMouse