Monday, November 19, 2007

rewrote my CV to use XML-Résumé-Library

reading RailsSpace (the book)

from ch. 1 (introduction):
Ruby comes out of the Perl tradition, and Yukihito "Matz" Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, calls it "a better Perl than Perl". In our experience, most programmers with exposure to both languages agree. We'd add that, for web programming, embedded Ruby (ERb) is a better PHP than PHP.
Actually although I (Jochen Hayek) was never terribly unsatisfied with PERL (although I started a Python/IMAP project during my best PERL times, because Python then quite intrigued me, just as Ruby intrigues me now), I also like Ruby better than PERL. But one of PERL's big advantages is CPAN. I hope, Ruby's repositories can compare to that. So far I am not quite convinced of that, but I am still quite willing to go for Ruby and Rails now. It can't be such a big mistake.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

found UNIX utility "multitail"

It got mentioned in a magazine. It's like "tail" on many files at once, but much better. We shall see ... . I will give it a try at work, where I often have to view and follow more than a single file at a time, when I restart the applications looking for weird behaviour.