faq? (was: Re: [Rails] Re: Good Rails Reference)

i think this is the 9,000th instance of this question and answer
combination on the list. i think we need a faq for the mailing list
(yes, the wiki has a faq, but those don't seem to be the questions
that get asked here, plus there's always that risk of "great site!"
spam). unless someone has a better idea, i volunteer to put one
together.

send me your (least) favorites and i'll try to put together something
before the heat-death of the universe. so far i have:

- what's the difference between ruby and rails?
- what is a good book about rails?
- can you send me a copy of the pdf version of awdwr
- where are online references?
- what's a good editor for rails?
- how do i install it?
- how do i do self-referential associations?
- where can i host rails apps?

-faisal

Faisal N Jawdat wrote:

send me your (least) favorites and i'll try to put together something before the heat-death of the universe. so far i have:

- what's the difference between ruby and rails?
- what is a good book about rails?
- can you send me a copy of the pdf version of awdwr
- where are online references?
- what's a good editor for rails?
- how do i install it?
- how do i do self-referential associations?
- where can i host rails apps?

Have you seen..?

- does Rails do Ajax?

:wink:

draft here:

http://www.faisal.com/docs/ror-list-faq.html

feedback welcome -- please send it to me personally rather than to the list at large (where i might miss it).

-faisal

Good effort Faisal.

I have a suggestion.

Quite often when a topic is resolved, the thread represents a host of
knowledge. I suggest at this point in the thread, the email is fwded
by the asker to a mailbox monitored by the FAQ service.

Any takers?

Cheers,
Jodi
General Partner
The nNovation Group inc.
www.nnovation.ca/blog

good idea.

the faq service currently being me, i can set up an email address that people can mail to when there's consensus on the list.

-faisal

Here's one:

What's the point of all these silly test cases? Do I /have/ to use them??

:slight_smile:

Another thought came to mind,

If the thread's subject is marked as [FAQ] afterwards, then a simple
search of the group will review the FAQ.

That way a separate mail account wouldn't be required - just a search
of the subject lines.

Would certainly increase the signal-to-noise when looking for a
solution.

J

I am not getting any response from the Rails mailing list, what should I do?

Read this : How To Ask Questions The Smart Way : http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Bala Paranj wrote:

I am not getting any response from the Rails mailing list, what should I do?

May want to add not to use the obsolete Rails mailing list pre-Google Groups.