[OSM-dev] osm on rails
steve at asklater.com
Thu Jul 20 13:15:56 BST 2006
* @ 20/07/06 12:40:39 PM ben at somethingmodern.com wrote:
> As one of our resident Ruby evangelists, I'll chime in with some
> 1) Rails has an immense amount a buzz, and thus looks great on a CV.
> 2) Rails is promoted as a silver bullet for making sexy new web sites
> easier to develop.
> 3) Rails provides an API for making web pages more dynamic (AJAX).
> 4) Rails sits atop a programming language that is higher level than
> what most people are accustomed to using.
> 5) Rails is free-as-in-beer.
> Does this sound familiar to anyone else out there? Does anyone else
> remember the mid-90's? "Rails is to Ruby, as an Applet is to Java."
> To me, Rails is an immensely overrated system for making easy websites
> slightly easier to write. Big whoop?!
> Rails developers are shackled to MVC whether they want it or not, and
> Rails is fundamentally a one-to-many RDBMS system. How does this play
> nicely with GIS-y stuff? With wiki versioning? How will Rails'
> automatically-generated SQL not be *slower* than what we have right now?
> Once developers realise they still have to write nasty SQL in Rails, and
They do? I've never had to other than very special cases.
SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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