Ruby on Rails Rocks

The title of the post is over used a bit, but it is accurate. I’ve been playing with Ruby on Rails for the past few weeks. Ruby is an interpreted scripting language. Rails is a framework built on Ruby for Ruby to develop web based applications. Ruby on Rails really simplifies the building of web applications.

I’ve played with PHP. In fact WordPress, which powers this blog, is written in PHP. I never liked the amount of HTML coding that I had to embedded into PHP. It always seemed like I was writing in two languages that were intertwined.

The Rails framework really reduces the amount of HTML coding that you have to worry about. It doesn’t remove it, but it reduces it to a point where I can focus on the application functionality.

If you want to build a web application and haven’t chosen the technology, take a moment and look at Rails.

Cathy is Working

Well, there are some changes that are occurring in the house. Cathy has gone back to work, part time. She is really enjoying the challenge.

The challenge is actually two fold. One is being back in the work force and having to deal with a job. The second is trying to manage a household and the kids with a reduced amount of time. Since I’ve never been a fan of folding laundry, Cathy typically does most of the folding. Well, with time being short, you can guess the size of the clean laundry pile.

The kids are out of school today, tomorrow and Monday. And I have no idea why school is out. Seems like they are off from school almost as much as they are in. Since I have more vacation days than I can use, I took the days off from work to stay home with the kids, so Cathy could go to work.

With having a day off today, I pulled out the ski gear. I knew that I was going to have to replace both Jill’s and MJ’s boots. The local ski shop has a great deal on kids gear. I can pick up second hand gear and trade in last year’s stuff. I can keep them in correct fitting ski gear at a price that won’t bankrupt me 🙂 I was able to trade in their old ski boots and get correct fitting ones for $42 for both. The gear is ready…Now the clothing. MJ and Jill are trying on their ski pants and jackets. Very doubtful that I’ll get off easy withthe clothing.

Tomorrow there is a few things around the house that needs to be fixed. With Cathy off to work, I’m hoping we have time to do the fixin’ and go to either a movie or bowling.