Ruby on Rails or Perl's Maypole..is there a Python equivalent
Iwan van der Kleyn
none at none.net
Sat Mar 5 09:22:59 CET 2005
Gary Nutbeam wrote:
> needing to learn Ruby.
But why wouldn't you just use Rails and learn Ruby in the process? The
"effort" required to learn Ruby pales in comparisson to the advantages
using Ruby on Rails might give you, imho.
Ruby is an excellent language, not much different from Python with its
own set of advantages and problems (I really mis python's white-space
indentation for example, but that is fully compensated by Ruby's nice
OOP features). With a book like "Programming Ruby" you would be up to
speed in a few days.
Rails gives you much more than a comparable set of Python libraries
which are gobled together with sticky tape. It provides you not just
with an superbly integrated and consistent set of components. Rails
- (real) automation (take a look at scaffolding for quick prototyping)
- terrific documentation (the videos are *not* a gimmick, for example)
- an enthousiastic, supportive user community (that alone is an
incredible help and time saver)
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