[LRUG] The puzzling phenomenon of the Rails dev who hardly knows Ruby

Nicholas Johnson me at nicholasjohnson.com
Wed Jul 6 08:14:15 PDT 2016

Two words - Stack Overflow. When someone is a copy-paste programmer, they
can get quite a lot done quite quickly, and come over as proficient to the
untrained managerial eye, but if anything unexpected happens they will be
lost. I sometimes work with quite old programmers who have been
copy-pasters all their lives and are terrified someone will find out. It's
actually quite horrible for them.

On 6 July 2016 at 12:36, gvim <gvimrc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I hear of this a lot - the Rails dev who hardly knows Ruby and I'm left
> scratching my head. How on earth can anyone become proficient in a complex
> framework like Rails without understanding the language it's written in?
> Someone please enlighten me.
> gvim
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