whether Merb 1.0 offers an alternative to Ruby on Rails

http://www.sdtimes.com/MERB_1_0_OFFERS_AN_ALTERNATIVE_TO_RUBY_ON_RAILS/About_RUBY_and_SOFTWAREDEVELOPMENT_and_MERB_and_RAILS/32972

hi i got this link from my friend in new-jersey.whether merb is an
alternative for rails

Hi--

http://www.sdtimes.com/MERB_1_0_OFFERS_AN_ALTERNATIVE_TO_RUBY_ON_RAILS/About_RUBY_and_SOFTWAREDEVELOPMENT_and_MERB_and_RAILS/32972

hi i got this link from my friend in new-jersey.whether merb is an
alternative for rails

This is a good article but doesn't tell the whole story. If you are an Open Source Ruby Ninja, then Merb will be a slam dunk for you. If you rely on Google to answer your questions about "how do I create a form tag in this dern thing", then you might find the community's posts are not as helpful as the wealth of info you can get on Rails.

If you are in the category of developer who worries about scaling and thread-blocking mutexes and all the stuff Merb and DataMapper worked on in response to the "Rails is slow" whining, then you'll understand and appreciate Merb. If you're looking to get something built quickly, then you might be better off sticking with Rails -- especially if you like grabbing prebuilt functionality in the form of plugins.

If you're not sure, then by all means, find a tutorial that is somewhere close to the current RC of Merb, install it, and watch in amazement as yet another Ruby Web framework comes to life before your very eyes. You might start here:

http://merb.4ninjas.org/ (close, but not quite current)

Good luck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMklv40YMY&feature=user
is a talk on merb and its philosophy with respect to rails, followed
by talk on rubinius.
Damn cool.