Evaluating Web Development Frameworks: Rails and Django

hi y’all,


i’ve posted the first in a series of blog articles,

Evaluating Web Development Frameworks: Rails and Django

at http://www.vaporbase.com/postings/91


Rails and Django - Project and Community (part 2/15) has been posted

Current posting discusses Ruby vs Python
    Rails and Django - Programming Language (part 3/15)

The article series starts here:
    Evaluating Web Development Frameworks: Rails and Django

for anyone following along, the latest post:
Rails and Django - Framework Concept (part 4/15)

Jumping late here (on vacation), but doesn't this line:

"Disclaimer: While I come at this with a significant level of
experience, this report is the result of my review without the benefit
of having built a real project with either framework."

kind of torpedo your entire argument? I don't know enough about Django
beyond the
fact that it is well respected, but without serious experience in
either field I think you
would be doing a disservice to either framework. In fact your
evaluation matrix is too
fine-grained, and quite suspect in many places:

I don't think that anybody can make an unbiased rating of whether Ruby
is a better
or worse language than Python, yet it's your first criteria.

By and large rating-by-numbers is dangerous. I tend to prefer
to indicate relative superiority. It just hits the nail on the head better.


Hi, I must agree with Richard in regards to his statements concerning
the evaluation of frameworks without having built anything with them.
Also, I feel that most people on this mailing list is devoted to using
Rails and I'm sure that the same goes for Django on its associated
mailing list. Thus, I feel that you should think about how to best
evaluate these frameworks.

For example, if I had relatively detail specification for building an
e-commerce site, how does each of these frameworks fair in this

Now, I'm sure that you may be able to enlist volunteers from both the
Rails and Django camps to assist with implementation and statistics
gathering. Then you can extend the framework evaluation to others
like ASP.Net (C#), J2EE, Symfony, Zend Framework, and so on.

In short, it seems that it might be a better to evalutate a framework
if you actually use it in the context of a project.


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