Can somebody explain to me the hype behind using Ruby on Rails to create web apps?
Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:51 PM
Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:47 PM
You address the "money issue" yourself, so I'll give my 5 cents as well. The reason PHP developers are cheaper, is that there are more of them out there. The reason there are more of them out there it three-faced. PHP has existed 19 years, Ruby on Rails for 8. PHP is also more straight-forward to get started with. Everybody can write
<?php echo "Hello, World!";
while Ruby on Rails have a bit steeper learning curve. Lastly PHP can run on everything. EVERYTHING. Many webhosts only support PHP, so PHP seems natural for most people.
Any way you choose, do remember that just because you can get the same work done cheaper, doesn't mean it's the same quality. I'd bet you that many PHP developers would do a cheap, but half-arsed job of it, whilst Ruby developers would do a midrange priced job, which would be fairly decent.
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:13 PM
@Ohm is spot on with his reply. On top of that, I'd like to add a few more things.
1. Companies pursuing ruby on rails tend to spend more money on the product, on well seasoned engineers, and as result a superior product does make it to market.
2. PHP developers feel inferior to Ruby developers.
3. There is no room to be a newbie RoR developer as Rails has a steep learning curve.
Also, go look at the job postings. Companies that have built their site with PHP look so 90's. Companies that have built their site with RoR - have spent the money - and have something beautiful to show for. All the hottest tech shops use RoR, and you can see the superiority of the product produced.
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