Use a debugger, don’t use a debugger. Use put statements, don’t use assertions. Use voodoo, don’t use prayer. Who cares? Write code.
Since he started it it seems best best to let Giles finish it:
I blogged about Gyre, a Rails debugger built in Rails, several months ago. I blogged today a ghetto Rails debugger built out of RCov, Mongrel, and tests. People are over-reacting to this anti-debugger post in a big way. I’m so tired of it.
(*no part of that sentence is a typo.)