Saturday, March 12, 2005
Sam Griffith wrote an article named Ruby tools vs. Java tools... that is simply on the money. Never discount a technology because all of the bell and whistle tools are not there yet. I've been keeping my eye on Ruby for years because it is a great language. Hell, I've been secretly writing a tool for it that I use all of the time in Smalltalk. Why you might ask? Because I would like to see great tools in Ruby. A great language needs great tools. It helps in the amplification.
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Out of curiosity, what is that secret tool you are working on?
Hehehehe. Well, it's really not a secret, I guess. I've been wanting to do a tool like Trail Blazer from VisualAge, but have it be able to work on any object. So, you can have a simple editor that can inspect objects, edit code, etc. It's going to allow me to see how GUI coding is in Ruby. It also let's me get my hands on all of the meta stuff as well. It's a learning experience mainly. If anything comes of it, I'll post it to share! =) I've just started so I don't have much code yet.
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