These are chat archives for opal/opal

5th
Jun 2015
Penn Su
@pencilcheck
Jun 05 2015 00:34
I wonder if most people now would view ruby bad in web development and not sexy anymore. And if Node.JS is more hip and more sexy?
Vais Salikhov
@vais
Jun 05 2015 01:01
@pencilcheck you mean the same "most people" that view Justin Bieber as hip and sexy? Oh, wait, he's probably old hat by now :)
Penn Su
@pencilcheck
Jun 05 2015 01:03
well, some people told me that ruby is slow and old, node js is more attractive especially in some VC eyes, some college students told me this as well, they think angular nodejs is the definite future lol.
so funny when I hear that, but it's a sad truth it's hard to find ruby programmers
Vais Salikhov
@vais
Jun 05 2015 02:32

It's hard to find good programmers in any language, and the more popular, the harder it is.

In my mind, the subject of Ruby's demise has been beaten to death already. The definitive piece to me was Jeff Atwood's http://blog.codinghorror.com/why-ruby from 2013 (!):

Ruby isn't cool any more. Yeah, you heard me. It's not cool to write Ruby code any more. All the cool people moved on to slinging Scala and Node.js years ago. Our project isn't cool, it's just a bunch of boring old Ruby code. Personally, I'm thrilled that Ruby is now mature enough that the community no longer needs to bother with the pretense of being the coolest kid on the block. That means the rest of us who just like to Get Shit Done can roll up our sleeves and focus on the mission of building stuff with our peers rather than frantically running around trying to suss out the next shiny thing.

That said, if you feel strongly about Ruby (Opal) advocacy, they could use your help over at https://gitter.im/AstonJ/Opal-and-Co--Strategies cc @AstonJ

Ryan Stout
@ryanstout
Jun 05 2015 02:36
@meh is the "a promise has already been chained" exception standard behavior in A+? (just curious)
meh.
@meh
Jun 05 2015 02:37
ryanstout, dunno
Ryan Stout
@ryanstout
Jun 05 2015 03:15
@meh ok
thanks
AstonJ
@AstonJ
Jun 05 2015 10:57
@pencilcheck If you want to join the Srategies team just let me know :) // @vais. Also don’t worry about Ruby not being cool atm - once we get our first killer app in Volt(/Opal) it will be again! Mark my words haha
Adam Jahn
@ajjahn
Jun 05 2015 11:24
@AstonJ Tell me more about the strategy team.
AstonJ
@AstonJ
Jun 05 2015 11:36
@ajjahn Have added you to the room Adam :)
Elia Schito
@elia
Jun 05 2015 12:10
@adambeynon out of curiosity, you connect to gitter through irc?
Christian Käser
@dfyx
Jun 05 2015 14:56
@adambeynon, @elia, @meh, @vais: I guess I owe each (and probably some others) of you a drink. The rails app that I've started this week contains exactly one line of (inline) javascript on the frontend, the rest is pure ruby
meh.
@meh
Jun 05 2015 14:56
dfyx, noice
Christian Käser
@dfyx
Jun 05 2015 14:57
That line: element.selectize(#{@options.to_n})
Elia Schito
@elia
Jun 05 2015 15:00
:clap:
:beers:
Christian Käser
@dfyx
Jun 05 2015 15:01
So if any of you happens to be nearby (southern Germany) in the next months, give me a call ;)
Vais Salikhov
@vais
Jun 05 2015 15:11
LOL @dfyx congratulations! :beers:
Steve Tuckner
@boberetezeke
Jun 05 2015 15:22
@dfyx How did you integrate with rails? Did you share code between client and server?
Elia Schito
@elia
Jun 05 2015 15:24
@vais it'd be fun to see how this benchmark looks with opal…
Jared White
@jaredcwhite
Jun 05 2015 15:36
@ryanstout next issue is Wednesday next week, so I think you're good. Congrats on the new release!
BrandonMathis
@BrandonMathis
Jun 05 2015 15:45
How can I make https requests using opal?
Christian Käser
@dfyx
Jun 05 2015 15:53
@BrandonMathis You mean AJAX requests?
BrandonMathis
@BrandonMathis
Jun 05 2015 17:23
will it do https though?
BrandonMathis
@BrandonMathis
Jun 05 2015 18:33
I will try opal-jquery then
I just need to poll an API
but it uses https
Adam Beynon
@adambeynon
Jun 05 2015 18:47
@BrandonMathis yeap, https works just fine
Adam Jahn
@ajjahn
Jun 05 2015 18:51
@BrandonMathis If you're having issues making an ajax request across HTTPS and HTTP, you may be having a CORS related problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-origin_resource_sharing
Jared White
@jaredcwhite
Jun 05 2015 20:25
Here's the link for submitting Opalist content: http://www.opalist.co/submit-link/ cc @ryanstout @fkchang @RickCarlino @AstonJ
Ryan Stout
@ryanstout
Jun 05 2015 20:26
@jaredcwhite thanks!
Forrest Chang
@fkchang
Jun 05 2015 20:26
@jaredcwhite thx for the reminder
AstonJ
@AstonJ
Jun 05 2015 21:23
@jaredcwhite :+1: