Rails has solved so many problems, that often most developer's day-to-day isn't really 'programming' but gem configuration and debugging.
Automocking with NUnit takes the pain out of mocks
At Lansing GiveCamp I was chosen to lead a team tasked with creating a guest registration system for Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan . Ronald McDonald House wanted to get off their current system, paper, to streamline their processes and report on their data. The event started around 7:00PM on Friday and ended with 3:00PM on Sunday. That’s 44 hours. At first it seemed too simple and I wondered if Microsoft Access wouldn’t have been sufficient for their needs.