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    Ideas for a CS Bachelor's Thesis on Ruby?

    Heya folks!

    I am a computer engineering undergraduate student who is very interested in ruby on rails. I am about to start on my honours year project, and I wonder if you guys have any ideas for me. As ROR is pretty much a development framework, I am not sure how it can be academically interesting... any ideas?

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    Some ideas:

    1. All in one framework vs. pick and choose components.
    2. Advanced programming techniques available to inexperienced programmers: good or bad?
    3. Active Record - is this type of abstraction the future of database interaction?
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    1. Is RoR ready for the enterprise level? How?
    2. Pure OO languages, are there downfalls, how does someone compensate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    1. Is RoR ready for the enterprise level? How?
    That seems like more of an IS/IT paper than engineering

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    chown linux:users\ /world Hartmann's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    That seems like more of an IS/IT paper than engineering
    Yeah, it's just that here Computer Engineering is very close to MIS, just a different degree type and some of the business stuff left out. Not sure what's included in their curriculum.

    Would you agree that it is a valid Systems Analysis and Design type question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    Yeah, it's just that here Computer Engineering is very close to MIS, just a different degree type and some of the business stop left out. Not sure what's included in their curriculum.
    They were two different worlds in my school.
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    Would you agree that it is a valid Systems Analysis and Design type question?
    Definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    1. Is RoR ready for the enterprise level? How?
    That's more like a one paragraph explanation. You can't prove something to be at enterprise level if there are no hard-set limits and expectations on what exactly "enterprise level" is. I would more suggest a thesis on trying to determine WTF enterprise level is and what the requirements are for it.

    It's like asking:
    Me: "Is the car fast enough?"
    Dealer: "For what?"
    Me: "Driving fast."
    Dealer: "Well, how fast are you looking to go?"
    Me: "Fast enough."
    Dealer: "Do you have any numbers?"
    Me: "No, but I know that the Porche 911 is fast enough."
    Dealer: "Well, this car has a higher maximum speed than the Porche 911 on certain roadways"
    Me: "Yeah, but I don't know what road I'm driving on. I want to know if it's fast enough"
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    Try teaching it to dolphins - that would make some paper.


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