This is just a short update on my current programming project that I mentioned last week.
On Friday, I met with our sever guys after our team meeting to discuss the possibility of using Ruby on Rails to power the redesigned training management application. We had a great conversation. Neither of them were very familiar with Ruby, but since they’re both really smart, they quickly recognized the advantages of using the Rails framework vs. some random PHP one that may or may not be around next year.
So, I’m very happy to say that the redesigned program will be based on Rails. This should greatly speed up development time while letting us easily add some features that would otherwise require too much time and effort, such as adding custom RSS feeds, PDF documents, and AJAX. More than anything, it should make the whole exercise fun, something I haven’t said about coding PHP in a long time.