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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> John Joyce wrote:
>> On Sep 7, 2007, at 3:05 PM, spariam wrote:
> 
>>> We're beginning to move to RoR and our company is offering to provide
>>> training (we have several years experience with mod_perl and we're
>>> doing new projects in RoR)...I know of Pragmatic's courses. Are there
>>> any recommended onsite trainers? Checking options to bring someone in
>>> to our office as opposed to sending several programmers out of town.
>>>
>>> Thanks...
>>>
>>>
>> If you've got several years with mod_perl, you'd probably save
>> yourselves a load of money, just take a week away from everything else
>> with a few good books. If you've got a group working on things together
>> you'll get it down in a month flat.
>> Basic Rails is pretty simple once it sinks in. Save the training
>> consultant for the more complicated stuff.
> 
> 
> 
> I disagree with this point of view. I'm guessing there are budgets and
> deadlines -- this is a corporate project, not something somebody is
> doing as a hobby or as an open source community thing. Get the training
> -- it's worth every penny of it and probably will have a *major* payback
> in terms of quality of your application and the speed at which you
> deliver it!
> 
> I'm learning Ruby from books and from hands-on experience, but it's not
> something I expect to use in my day job. If they asked me to become a
> Rails developer and offered formal training, I'd jump at the chance!

P.S.: Does anybody actually use "mod_perl" any more? I thought "mod_php"
was the de-facto standard. Does anybody on this list use "mod_ruby?"
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