[Seaside] another reason Rails gets market share andSeasidedoesn't

Ramon Leon ramon.leon at allresnet.com
Thu Jul 19 00:44:18 UTC 2007

> As someone who has been writing software for over 20 years, I 
> am quite baffled by my colleagues' attitude when it comes to 
> adopting new languages and methods. I like playing with toys, 
> so I welcome the opportunity to try new tools. This has been 
> the foundational principle of my long career.

Same here.

> (I'm currently engaged in a long-running argument with a 
> former colleague who is now a C++ fanboy!)
> As I've never done web development before, I have no vested 
> interest in sticking with what I know. But even if that 
> weren't true, I am open-minded enough to investigate new ways 
> of doing things. I can't understand why others don't feel the 
> same way.


> (My C++ fanboy friend refuses to give Seaside/Smalltalk a spin.)

Big surprise.

> When I first looked at Squeak, I was a little intimidated. 
> But it didn't take long for me to get used to it. I don't 
> mind at all that I'm not dealing with source files. It's a 
> different way of doing things and it has its own benefits. 
> What's the big deal?
> Ditto for Seaside. So it's not the conventional way of doing 
> things. Why should that be a stumbling block? In fact, it's 
> an *easier* way of doing things!
> People are lazy. People don't know how to have fun. They 
> stick with the familiar. If you've been programming in C++ or 
> Java for 10 years, how can you still be having fun writing 
> software? The answer is: You can't! Neither of those languages is fun.
> Regards,
> Richard

Sound like you're the Smalltalk type.

Ramon Leon

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