Sunday, November 19, 2006

Do you grok Ruby on Rails?

During the last 9 or 10 months I have learned a great deal about programming with Ruby on Rails - enough to say that I am confident and comfrotable using it. But I have not mastered Ruby or Rails - I still learn something new almost every day. This blog documents things learned while proceeding beyond the basics, mixed with occasional thoughts about software development in general.

With that said, an explanation of the word grok may be in order:
  • If you have mastered Perl, you grok punctuation.
  • If you have mastered Java (in particular J2EE), you grok XML.
  • If you have been working as an Enterprise Astronaut, you might grok WSDL, BPEL, UML, EAI, CYA, FUD, and a whole boatload of enterprise-speak.
  • If you have mastered .NET, you grok Visual Studio.
  • If you have mastered PHP, you most likely grok spaghetti......
If that's not enough, see wikipedia's entry for grok.

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