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Framework comparisons

December 6, 2006

Web framework comparisons are inevitable, and they've been showing up more and more often.

A couple of weeks ago, Alan Green and Ben Askins put together a "RailsVsDjango" report, and they presented their findings at the Open Source Developers' Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

In the latest batch, both from the last 24 hours, we've got a relatively flame-baitish comparison of Django and Rails, along with a much more constructive comparison.

Reading comparisons like this, I'm always reminded of a Mark Pilgrim piece from a couple of years ago.

  • Person 1: "What do you do for a living?"
  • Person 2: "I work with computers."
  • Person 1: "So do I! What do you do with computers?"
  • Person 2: "I'm a Web developer."
  • Person 1: "So am I! Design, client-side programming or server-side programming?"
  • Person 2: "Server-side programming."
  • Person 1: "Same here! Do you use dynamically typed languages or statically typed languages?"
  • Person 2: "Dynamically typed languages."
  • Person 1: "So do I! Do you use a Web framework, or do you roll things on your own?"
  • Person 2: "I use a Web framework."
  • Person 1: "So do I! Django or Rails?"
  • Person 2: "Django."
  • Person 1: "Die, heretic scum!"