Why does March always sneak up on me like this?
Now that we've finished the February Contest, it's time to start March's. We'll follow the same rules. Anyone who wants to submit a blog entry can just put a link to it into the comments below. On the 1st of April, Jason Gilmore and I, along with our guest judge(s), will read the entries and pick a winner. The winner gets 3 Apress books (print or PDF) of their choice.
The last two contests have been a bit 'Rah! Rah!' for some people, though I've enjoyed the entries. This month we're doing something a little bit different. No language, and no framework is perfect. Anyone who has more than a passing familiarity with one ought to know about its warts. With that in mind, March's challenge is —
Give this some real thought and tell us about what you think Rails could do better. Give us an example of how another framework (it doesn't even have to be Ruby based) does it. Hopefully, we'll come up with some great ideas for the Rails core developers to chew on.
Write on! (I'm looking forward to your responses.)
Update: One of the Rails core developers has expressed some concerns with the topic of this contest. Just to be absolutely clear: