Why is Ruby on Rails more popular than Django?

Albert Hopkins marduk at letterboxes.org
Thu Mar 7 03:13:00 CET 2013



On Wed, Mar 6, 2013, at 02:16 PM, Tim Johnson wrote:

>   I had problems getting django to work on my hostmonster account
>   which is shared hosting and supports fast_cgi but not wsgi. I put
>   that effort on hold for now, as it was just R&D for me, but
>   I would welcome you to take a look at this link where I opened a
>   ticket.
>   https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/19970
>   From what I inferred there and from the django ML, the django
>   "community" is indifferent to fastcgi and the shared hosting
>   environment. As someone is new to shared hosting environments (I
>   would mostly on dedicated servers) I get the impression that
>   django is cutting itself out of some (if not a lot) of the market.
>   I don't know about RoR tho....

I haven't any experience with shared hosting, so can't help you there. 
I did do some work with lighttpd and fast_cgi and the Django docs worked
fine for that.  But you're right. wsgi is pretty much the standard for
web services in Python, like DB API is to relational database access. 
Ruby has Rack. Python has WSGI.



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