“[Ruby developers] are children drawing on the walls with crayons” : August’s Troll Of The Month
Continuing the Troll Of The Month feature, I came across this gold today: "Who are these mongrel Ruby developers?" by Peter Thomas, a Java developer. It was posted in late July, but as I've only just found it, and it came after July's TOTM, it counts.
Of course, this award could be taken to be proving his entire point, which I think is reasonably valid. The troll award therefore, doesn't go to Peter and his well explained argument, but to the first commenter on his post, 'Mikael', who has this to say:
These are children drawing on the walls with crayons with some crayon salesmen egging them on. They won’t understand why it isn’t a good idea to draw on the wall until they grow up a bit and understand the context of why people live in houses, what it takes to get a house and so on.