Plug-ins, Security and Frustration

Really nothing to post on except my increasing level of frustration with Rails security plug-ins and my domain model. This shouldn’t be that difficult given:

  • There are multiple clinical facilities
  • Users can belong to more than one facility
  • Users can have different roles at each facility
  • The application supports an HTML interface as well as a REST API

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The Prodigal Developer Returns to Rails

It has been two days since I posted an article on auditing data modifications using the Zend Framework. I have recently published a number of other articles on Zend in general. I noticed a recurring statement that forced me to rethink the pursuit of using alternative frameworks for openEPRS:

“X is easier with Ruby on Rails than it is with (insert language and/or framework)”

When I started openEPRS in 2007, Ruby on Rails was the chosen platform. I liked it because it was easy to learn, concise and held close DRY development principles. It really is an amazing framework, one that is truly a disruptive platform.
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