Why should I use Ruby on Rails

Darek Blankenbuhler wrote:

Hi sorry if this is the wrong forum please move this topic if need be.

So I am currently working on a capstone project for my senior year in
college. This project will be an inventory program for a small business
that runs out of the school. My professor has been exploring Rails and
has said he wants me to program in it.

The program will do some of the following. Check items out, check items
back in, create user profiles, and track items.

My question is what benefits will I get out of rails? My other choice
is PHP, basically I want to know WHY I should choose Ruby on Rails over
PHP. Sorry I do not have time to do the research on my own.
  
If you really must know, RoR will get you there quicker though you should ocnsider using COBOL for the project. COBOL on Railoids has an unprecedented history of creating enterprise-level business applications!

OK, I made that last bit up to throw your research into disarray :slight_smile: But as a researcher (among other things), I find it disgusting that at school/ college, you don't have the time/ inclination to do your own research for your _senior year project_. How long is your project supposed to be? How much time are you allocating to planning and design (including trade-off analyses, etc.) - though I do admire your honesty and frankness in saying so. If you were my student, I'd seriously consider failing you!

But, best of luck with your project. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of you in this group with questions like "I have this problem but really, i don't have the time to solve it"...

Cheers
Mohit.

Mohit Sindhwani wrote:

But, best of luck with your project. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of
you in this group with questions like "I have this problem but really, i
don't have the time to solve it"...

Farbeit from me to interfere with the need to flame, but...

I allowed, "I do not have time to do the research" to possibly mean,
"because I expect I will soon be manually configuring CGI handlers,
manually writing redundant <form> details, manually building SQL
strings, manually copying fields out of database records, manually
copying form values out of POSTs, and manually testing." Maybe I'm
being charitable, but he did mention experience with PHP.

Phlip wrote:

Mohit Sindhwani wrote:

But, best of luck with your project. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of
you in this group with questions like "I have this problem but really, i
don't have the time to solve it"...
    
Farbeit from me to interfere with the need to flame, but...

I allowed, "I do not have time to do the research" to possibly mean,
"because I expect I will soon be manually configuring CGI handlers,
manually writing redundant <form> details, manually building SQL
strings, manually copying fields out of database records, manually
copying form values out of POSTs, and manually testing." Maybe I'm
being charitable, but he did mention experience with PHP.
  
Amen! :slight_smile:

Cheers
Mohit.