Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My web portal

My web portal is a simple 1 page fits all study center for a Spanish class that my wife and I are taking.

This is something that I love about Ruby on Rails: I had a simple idea and in less than 2 hours I had prototyped the application and deployed it to one of my leased servers. I will add more phrases to the popup translation tool and more general information over the next few weeks.


Octavio said...

Mark, in
- Buenos tardes (good afternoon), the proper way is:
- Buenas tardes

Mark Watson, author and consultant said...

Thanks Octavio - I just updated my development system, and my web site will be updated in a few days when I push more changes to my production server.

Eric said...


Have you ever tried Seaside/Smalltalk? Being a big user of Lisp, I'm surprised that you're not more of a fan of smalltalk ;)

Mark Watson, author and consultant said...

Hello Eric,

I was a Cincom VisualWorks VAR about 6 years ago and had a little contract with them to rework some of their documentation. I am also a big Squeak "fan" and I have experimented with Seaside. I wrote in a blog a few years ago that if I did not have to work for a living, then I might be a full time Squeak hacker :-)

That said, being a consultant, I use technologies that my customers request (usually Java, Ruby, and Common Lisp - but sometimes C++, Prolog, and Python).

Best regards,