[consulting] Drupal considerd dangerous

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Tue Dec 26 10:02:57 UTC 2006

Op dinsdag 26 december 2006 04:12, schreef Sami Khan:
> Looking for a Ruby solution is essentially looking for the same problems
> from a different language and a different community which may or may not
> be weaker than the PHP/Druapl community (don't want to start a flame war
> here). The cost to maintain either or to develop them to your vision I
> think will be similar, if not more so with Ruby. The reason I make such
> a blanket statement is because one, Ruby is still early as a language,
> deployment can be an issue with Ruby as support isn't as common as it is
> for PHP, as well as scalability, though I have seem some evidence to the
> contrary that says that Ruby can scale decently to a point.

If you don't want to start a flamewar, then at least try not to spread FUD.

Don't Confuse Ruby with PHP. Saying that Ruby does not scale is similar to 
saying PHP or Java or C do not scale, 

There is Ruby. Ruby is just any other language, like Perl or PHP or Java.  
Ruby is one of the newest languages (~14 jears old), which -in practice- 
means it has learned a lot from failures of older languages.

There is Ruby on Rails (RoR). This is a system written in Ruby. Just like 
Drupal is written in PHP. Yet RoR is a framework; RoR is meant to allow you 
to make your own CMS. Drupal already IS a CMS.

Conclusion: comparing Ruby with Drupal is like comparing christmas trees and 
oranges. Comparing Ruby on Rails and Drupal is like comparing apples and 
oranges. In the mean time, you might want to ask any questions about RoR, 
Ruby and Drupal at http://groups.drupal.org/ruby-on-rails-for-drupal


PS. I didn't even mention the fact that RoR performs a lot better then its PHP 
equivalent CakePHP :)


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