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Programming with Ruby

After reading about Ruby on Rails for the past year on the web I finally decided I’d find out what all the hoopla was about. After purchasing Agile Web Development with Rails from Pragmatic Programmers I was able to create a web store application in just a few minutes, complete with a MySQL back end. Not only was Rails a full MVC stack, it was well laid out, provided excellent assistance where needed, and it was fun to use.

Deciding that I wanted to know more about Ruby itself I used the coupon included in the back of the Rails book to purchase Programming Ruby last week, also from Pragmatic. I haven’t learned a new programming language in a long time, especially just for fun. I don’t think I could have picked a better new tool to pick up and learn. Ruby is light-weight, easy to code and read, and fun to work with. After working in the J2EE space for several years, and dealing with the rather cumbersome MVC stack as provided by Struts, Rails is a refreshing look at how easy it should be to develop web applications.


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Welcome to the latest incarnation of codeprole, the web site. After first trying typepad, and then jroller, I feel like I’ve finally found a home here at

With the increased ease of use, better feature set, and just plain goodness that is WordPress under the covers, and free hosting, I expect to increase my technical writing output.

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