This is a weekly roundup of awesome DEV comments that you may have missed. You are welcome and encouraged to boost posts and comments yourself using the #bestofdev tag.
Finished my first week on the new job! 🎉
Around these parts, we think Rails is as alive as ever (DEV is a Rails app, after all). Your comment on this post stuck with us, @andrewmcodes . We are definitely better than telling our mentees "x language/framework/technology isn't an option even if you're interested in it." — especially when it comes to Rails!
This is an incredibly well written article and you are to be commended. It’s hilarious that I detailed in length my intention to write an article with the same name but decided to do it tomorrow which I’m happy about bc this is much more in-depth than my outline.
The is Rails dead question imo exists in 2021 because we joke about it without realizing others don’t know it’s a joke. What’s incredibly unfortunate about this is some people will never get to experience it because of that and because junior developers are paying the price by being told by their mentors that rails isn’t a viable option. We can and need to do better.
Rails is undeniably getting hot again. Some, myself included, lovingly call it a Renaissance. But the bottom line is if we don’t want Rails to die we need to be empowering the next generation of developers and helping them find work and advocating for them at our companies.
Whether Rails will die or not depends on whether we start making sure it doesn’t. And if we don’t, we are murdering Rails all by ourself.
Again this was phenomenal. Thanks for a great read.
Lana tears and coding tears are an underrated combo, @bogdaaamn 😭
I 100% recall getting my first laptop at 16 and coding computer science problems (some sort of leetcode nowadays) with Lana Del Rey on loop THE WHOLE NIGHT. Not even sure why, never had a Lana phase or liked her music that much, I guess it was just comforting mixing Lana tears with coding tears 👀
This year, my resolution has to be a disciplined individual, To make my resolution/Target fathomable. I will try to grow at least six small good habits this year. After bombing my resolution multiple times. I have realized without discipline, it is improbable to attain anything!
I created an account to congratulate you on the post, so, CONGRATULATIONS!
See you next week for more great comments ✌