I’ve been quiet about Ruby on Rails – reluctantly, suspiciously quiet. Why, because everyone else is making so much noise there’s not much else for me to say. I will sum up: After several months and several “real” projects, it completely rocks. Just listen to me say, “Woah, I’m never touching PHP/ASP/ColdFusion again – ever.” a dozen times a day and it becomes obvious that Rails is an absolute joy to use.
What about adoption in the marketplace? Who cares!? If I were looking to have an application built and heard a potential vendor’s developers raving and giggling about their new favorite framework, I’d hire them without even knowing its name.
A favorite quote (the author of which I’ve forgotten),
“Ruby on Rails is astounding. Using it is like watching a kung-fu movie, where a dozen bad-ass frameworks prepare to beat up the little newcomer only to be handed their asses in a variety of imaginative ways.”