Hello Glenn,

GP> Curt Hibbs wrote:
>> 
>> Bruce Tate and his partner Justin Gehtland were engaged by a client to
>> replace an web app that had originally taken the company a year to develop.
>> Justin took 4 months to reimplement this web app using Spring and Hibernate.
>> Bruce characterized Spring/Hibernate as among the most productive frameworks
>> available in the Java space.
>> 
>> Recently, Justin decided to re-implement with Ruby on Rails. Bruce said that
>> this took a total of 5 days (Justin's weblog reported 4 days for 80%
>> completion so, presumably, 5 days is for the whole thing)!

GP> The devil's advocate would ask, how much of that first four months was
GP> devoted to Justin developing his expertise in the application itself?
GP> Once you've mastered an application's logic, you have a distinct 
GP> advantage when re-implementing it in another environment.

Correct. And you can implement the first 90% of an application in 10%
of the time you need for a 100% implementation.


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