Re-implementing CDBaby with Ruby On Rails

I happened upon a link to Migrating to Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL: An Interview with CD Baby buried at the bottom of a PostgreSQL newsletter.

I’ve tinkered with Ruby on Rails a bit and liked what I saw, though I have to admit to my own “struggling with some typical Not-Invented-Here” as Kemper said in the article. ColdFusion allows me to be extremely expressive in a simple, easy to read code, and Ruby certainly steps up to the plate in that regard. Parts of Rails just seem odd — particularly the need to follow the implementers’ style and naming techniques to really make the most of Rails’ speed of development.

Hopefully something will come up that will give me a reasonable project to give RoR a deeper look.