Wednesday, January 04, 2006

"Just Stay on the Golden Path"

Jim Wierich and Scott Barron did excellent presentations on Rails at the XP-Agile Cincinnati User's Group meeting last night. Jim gave a rapid-fire intro to Rails, and Scott built an Contact Management app with Ajax support using test-driven development before our eyes.

During Jim's talk, he buzzed on the phrase "The Golden Path" - Rails' standard way of doing things. This was echoed around the room a bit, and then again when somone asked Scott about how hard it was to do non-standard Rails configuration. He replied that it wasn't particularly hard, but with tongue-in-cheek he said that we should all try to "just stay on the Golden Path."

A good night of great fun. And we'll all miss you, John Wilger.

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