24 Aug 2006
why rails on leopard?
matt webb has a pretty insightful article
about what ruby on rails might mean on leopard. i doubt this will happen in leopard, but with the appearance of web snippets/dashcode
and the news that tixe
(python and webkit to enable quick app prototyping, kinda like dashboard on steroids) will be in webkit means that creating applications is just as important as using them for the mac.
in terms of a platform strategy, it is their way to gain market share. we all know why windows is able to maintain their monopoly, it is because they have a massive number of application developers. no matter how good and passionate mac developers are about their platform, there are probably more windows programmers than mac users.
ps. i hadn't heard of tixe before now, but what a cool domain name, end.com and tixe, i suppose that is the reverse of exit?
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