Slug: rails-on-rules Date: 2007-06-15 Title: Rails on Rules layout: post

Jim Roepcke has a new development blog, Willing To Fail ("Fearless Research & Development"), and he's been writing about a new project he's working on, Rails on Rules. It's an implementation of a rules engine for Ruby on Rails applications, based loosely on the engine in Direct To Web, a rules-based application framework for Apple's WebObjects.

Jim explains how a rules engine would fit well into several of Rails' core concepts:

  1. DRY - don't repeat yourself.
  2. Convention over Configuration.
  3. Immediate feedback.

if you're a rails developer looking for an interesting project to follow, check out Jim's work.