Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rails Newbies: Never Even Bother With Resources

REST is interesting, cool, and in some ways very useful, but if you're new to Rails, don't even waste a second on its resource-oriented paradigm. It's got absolutely none of Rails' usual ease of use and elegance, and it'll just confuse you.

If you use the resource-oriented paradigm at all, use it when you've built several Rails apps in the pre-resource, simpler way.