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AleCx04
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After spending my entire holiday vacation fucking around with the one language that really digs with my state of mind (Ruby) when developing and having to do some quick troubleshooting on 2 of our applications (Java and PHP respectively) I can honestly say: I legit don't want to go back to that ever again.

But money means more to me than my own personal biases. I have delved in some of the most HATED platforms that developers could normally ask for in terms of work. And have only done some very basic (fucking obnoxiously basic) consulting in terms of Rails, to the point that it might not be even worth putting on a cv. But fuck me man, if I could just fuck around building rails solutions for a living, from the frontend to the backend, I think I would for once be happy with the things that I work with with things more than monetary pleasure.

Y'all know your boy, I ain't no neckbeard, but I fuck with things that a lot of others don't, to me Lisp dialects and Smalltalk are gifts from dev heaven, and I have thrown out Clojure in production (my app is still chugging along just fine at work thank you very mucho) but in terms of pure web development, I have never been happier than when I generate a rails project and start tinkering around.

Sigh.......here is to hoping that maybe I will eventually open my own rails shop.

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  • 3
    As far as I remember rails is paid more than java and php together and you wrote that you like money so go for it.
    Take the red pill and release yourself from prison of your mind.

    Find people who value experience and problem solving instead of language knowledge.

    What I see is that You have a new goal for next year.
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    @vane You said it man. I am at a somewhat advantageous position, since I am the head of an entire web development department. If I want to introduce a new technology I have to be certain and considerate about it, but nothing would stop me from doing an entire project on my own without forcing my workforce to learn it. I know that last part sounds bad, but we are mainly a PHP shop and I don't want to just phase what they have altogether. If anything I want to do small increments and then just write that on with my experience and thus generate my credentials. If you have some ideas as to how to make this happen I am 100% interested in hearing them, you are one of the people here whose input I really value man.
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    @AleCx04 Unfortunately I am out of ideas but I see you’re privileged to make it happen.
    Usually start small, don’t rush, stay consistent and see how things go as time pass works out.
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    I've spent most my time in PHP then Laravel.
    Then JS. batteries included.
    Now C#, .net, asp, ef & xamarin.
    - kinda wish I had the time to update to the "core" variants...

    Only a tiny bit of Ruby & rails.
    Wouldn't mind if someone decided to put me into a rails project tho, always nice to learn new ways of doing things :)
  • 0
    I've heard some managers having bias against the "easy" languages (Ruby and Python vs Java and PHP specifically) because... easy means bad? They literally said "but those languages are easy to learn. Even I could do a website in those languages."
    ... so?
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    @eo2875 I have no fucking clue what are you on about. I literally explained why I have a preference for different technologies and how I don't neckbeard on biases.
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