Ivan Porto Carrero

IO(thoughts) flatMap (_.propagandize)

24

Jun
2006

Django vs Ruby

Ruby looks to me like a hack. I’m not the only one with problems there :)

http://tabo.aurealsys.com/archives/2005/10/11/django-or-why-i-chose-it-over-turbogears-and-ruby-on-rails/

I  decided to ignore Ruby for the moment and focus on Rails. What i noted:

  • Very simple to install and set up new projects

  • You create a database and it’s tables, and Rails will handle them

  • Things get messy when you want to write SQL instead of using the framework to access the data model

  • URL generation is simple but not flexible

  • Rails templates looked ASPish, horrible, almost cthulhian. I couldn’t stand the sight of them. There is too much code in them and worst of all, I couldn’t find a way to change the template system (Clearsilver in Rails anyone?)

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