Giles Bowkett: Rails Went Off The Rails

It’s fascinating to read¬†Giles Bowkett on Rails,¬†its bloat, its falling out of fashion. Fascinating mainly because it so clearly highlights that no-one is immune from this life-cycle that goes : new, simpler and easier than anything else hot-new thing that everyone loves adding more fluff to deal with more edge-cases build-up of technical debt re-writes …

Rails Off The Rails

Seems like the same thing has happened with Ruby on Rails as happened with, say, Zope. Giles does a pretty good analysis. The key point is that as frameworks mature they start supporting legacy users and applications who, in turn, have different requirements and values from those looking for a quick way to build new …

Follow on from yesterday’s “Python / Haskell crossbreed” post. Both Al “Folknology” and Gleber point me at the Reia programming language. A Python / Ruby like scripting language on top of the Erlang Open Telecom Platform (Erlang’s parallel virtual machine). Very sweet … I’ve subscribed to the mailing list to find out more.