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What kinds of applications do you built using Ruby?

Leandro Coutinho
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Hello!

Could you say some kinds of applications do you built using Ruby?
Which of them did you most like to do?
What IDE do you use?

Thanks!
Chad Fowler
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I've built all sorts of apps in Ruby. I use TextMate and vim to edit Ruby code (no proper IDE).

I've built web applications of various types including backend business process apps, an ecommerce music site, a student information system, complex user registration process for a medical company, a customer relationship management system, video editing and indexing for a content aggregator, and loads more.

I've also built a lot of backend stuff and non-web applications. I have worked on VOIP in Ruby using Adhearsion (which I contributed to for the 0.8 release). That's a killer framework and very much worth checking out.

It's hard to pick a favorite, but some of my favorite Ruby work happened early in my Ruby career because the language was still so new to me that I was in the "honeymoon" stage with it. Ruby has continued to be good to me since I started using it nearly a decade ago. I'll be sad to leave it when the time comes


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Balaji Loganathan
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Hi Chad Fowler,
Thanks for sharing your experience on Ruby.
May I know what sort of testing framework you used for RoR ?
Do you have some recommendations on it ? Like Unit + Cucumber + Selenium IDE or something like that ?
Regards
Balaji


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Chad Fowler
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Hi. I usually just use test/unit and/or Shoulda for testing in Rails with the builtin Rails test harnesses.

Mark Herschberg
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I've seen two large media companies use Ruby.

The two most common test frameworks I'm seeing are shouda and cucumber.

--Mark
Balaji Loganathan
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Mark Herschberg wrote:I've seen two large media companies use Ruby.

The two most common test frameworks I'm seeing are shouda and cucumber.

--Mark

Shoulda is cool.
RSpec is very cool.
Cucumber is very very cool. :-)

We recently moved to cucumber and found it ease. We use Cucumber + RSpec combo.
The only difficult part is Ajax. Trying to play around with Culerity/Selenium.
Rusty Shackleford
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Outside of rails, my ruby experience has been mainly lower level stuff. Libraries to read/write directly to Ext 3 file systems, run and parse security programs, etc. Ruby is much more enjoyable for this sort of work over C, Python, Perl, or Java.

For rails, I use Netbeans, which is really the only time I use netbeans. Other then that, I use Eclipse.


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