Is Ruby on Rails really that good?

January 2, 2012 – 5:36 pm

Is it just hype? Will Ruby on Rails break through as a major player in Web 2.0 (and I assume Web 3.0, whatever that is)?

Basically, is it worth learning? How does it rank with Python & Django?

I ask because I am on the fence as to which to learn. I am moving away from PHP and want to either learn Ruby on Rails or Python (which would be with Django). My main concerns are AJAX. Django seems to still have some issues but Ruby on Rails looks great… I just don’t want to learn the language and 2 years down the line find it to be outdated.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Is Ruby on Rails really that good?”

  2. Ruby on rails is great. But as you already know because you program, nobody can guarantee that in 2 years there will not be something that is better. We had to learn html, then xhtml, rss, javascript, php, ajax, etc…

    Ruby is just another step in the evolution of the net.

    Best advice: Learn it now, use it for your designs. Then deal with 2 years from now, 2 years from now.

    By Gene Y on Jan 2, 2012

  3. in two years something better will probably come out, but ruby is pretty cool, its like java and Perl combined, pretty sweet stuff.

    By demaman on Jan 2, 2012

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