Next week I start life as a Rubyist

My current assignment is wrapping up this week and next week I will be joining a team doing Ruby on Rails development. I’m really excited about this for several reasons:

  • I want to see if Ruby on Rails really helps me get things done easier and faster, as I suspect it will.
  • I’m anxious to learn more about doing things the Ruby Way.
  • I know half of the team and I like them, so that has to count for something!

The project I’ll be working on is a large application that has been around since 2006, so it’ll be a good example of a mature RoR application. It will be interesting to see how dealing with a mature RoR application compares to dealing with a mature .NET application.

Don’t worry, I am not forsaking my .NET roots! I’m looking forward to my Ruby on Rails experience and I’ll most likely be blogging about life as a .NET developer in a Ruby world.