Worth a read - more ignorant RonR Head Bashing !


I say, let other people use whatever they want, while we use Rails, compete against them, and win. :slight_smile:


REST with Rails Oct 4, 2008, Austin, TX http://www.purpleworkshops.com/workshops/rest-and-web-services

The big problem with rails is same as with other great open source products - it is better than it's closed source alternatives. And if these closed source products are supported by big companies then you start seeing false myths (rails doesn't scale, linux has only console, etc.). I believe biggest companies even have employees responsible for spreading these myths. Agreed with Jeff, let's simply win against those not using rails ;).

People said the same things about Linux for quite a long time (and some still do), yet more and more people and companies are starting to adopt it. Rails will be there at some point. People always initially fear whatever is totally different than what they are comfortable with, until they have the chance to really understand it.

I agree that Rails has some issues that need to be dealt with, but nothing more than any other technology out there has. Rails is still young also, so it will be a little longer before all of the bugs and issues are ironed out.


Exactly. We Europeans have to hear exactly the same thing about the Mac, and mostly from people who never even touched a Mac in their life. Over the last couple of years, Macs have become fashionable in the US and the everlasting Mac bashing has mostly disappeared on US blogs. People always fear what they don’t know and companies with commercial interest invest time and money in maintaining the FUD. Eventually good things always prevail though, so we don’t really have to worry.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt