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Why Ruby on Rails Kicks Ass

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Andy Jeffries, a senior PHP web developer, wrote up an interesting article on Why I think Ruby on Rails is an ideal web development environment.

Although he is Zend Certified Engineer for PHP4 and PHP5, he decided to try the hype and immediately loved it. He lists several features that makes RoR, (quoting) irresistible.

From the list, the ones I like the most are:

  • Console for Quick Testing
  • DB Migrations
  • RESTful Resources

Oh and he has an interesting quote about Django

Out of all the new frameworks, I decided to look at Rails because it seemed to have most of the hype (don’t get me wrong, frameworks such as Django have excellent potential, but I went with the one most people were talking about).

Maybe Google’s AppEngine will help you :-)