Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ruby On Rails vs PHP

In early discussions about developing this new site, we have tossed around the idea of going with the new trend of Web 2.0 sites and using Ruby On Rails rather than PHP. We have several other sites running on PHP and we all love the language, but we also like learning new techniques and ideas as the web evolves.

On our way to the Zend PHP Conference in San Francisco, I had a discussion with one of our developers who already has experience using Ruby On Rails. He got me pumped up about learning it, but as we attend more sessions about PHP and the future of PHP at the conference, my gut tells me to stick with what we know and are good at.

There will be a lot of other factors in our final decision that really have nothing to do with either architecture, but it will be interesting to see what we decide on after all factors are considered.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger joeg said...

I don't think it's necessarily a either-or proposition. There may be some features in goalshare we'd want to develop using RoR - before we make any decision we need to determine how Rails apps scale under load.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Pat said...

Good point. If both worked well together that'd be advantageous.

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely go with PHP. I think RoR is cool and has it's place, but PHP is tried and true. It's defined -- similar to setting an actual completion date to a goal. Go for it!


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