[UPHPU] PHP on Rails

Jacob Fugal lukfugl at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 09:59:03 MDT 2005

On 6/8/05, John David Anderson <uphpu at mail.johndavidanderson.net> wrote:
> Has anyone had experience with Cake (A RoR port for PHP)?
> http://sputnik.pl/cake
> I've been checking out what Ruby on Rails can do, and its absolutely
> amazing. They have *videos* of web development under rails - which
> goes to show how fast and cool it is. While I like Ruby's quick and
> easy OOP style, its a little tricky to get it up and running, and its
> much less prevalent than PHP is - thus the investigation into RoR-
> like frameworks.
> I guess if no-one has ever seen it, it might be neato to check out..

I haven't looked at cake, but have experience with rails and will take
the opportunity to advertise a bit here. Jamis Buck -- cofounder of
the BYU Ruby Users Group, founder of the Utah Ruby Users Group[1],
employee of 37signals[2] (from which Rails sprung), long time Rails
contributor and recently inducted Rails core developer -- will be
presenting on "Rapid Application Development (RAD) with Rails" at
tonight's PLUG meeting:

RAD With Rails
Date: Wednesday June 8, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: ViaWest, Canopy 1 building,
 near the Lindon Home Depot
 (http://www.plug.org for map)

Event description:

"Jamis Buck will present on rapid application development with Rails.
The advent of Rails has revolutionized the web development community.
Programmers of PHP, Java, .NET, Python, Perl, and others are being
forced to take a good hard look at their environment and frameworks,
and are beginning to wonder why Ruby and Rails can make things so much
easier. Why is Rails getting so much attention? Why do people either
love it, or hate it? Can Rails scale to high-volume applications? And
most importantly: is Rails for you?"

Jacob Fugal

[1] http://www.urug.org/, #urug on freenode
[2] http://www.37signals.com/

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