Hello, I am thinking about ideas for my masters dissertation and am pretty sure that I want to do something with Ruby on Rails. I am a RoR newbie but pretty good with Java and J2EE. Does anyone have any great ideas for a RoR-based dissertation? I thought about doing one on 'JEE5 vs Ruby on Rails' where I develop two identical prototype Web 2.0 style applications and compare the frameworks using a pre-defined criteria such as ease of use, number of lines of code, maintainability, helpfulness of user communities etc. As long as I get to develop an application with Ruby on Rails I'll be happy but obviously I've got to do something appropriate for a masters level dissertation. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Cheers, grey-lantern
on 2007-02-22 23:12
on 2007-02-23 05:10
>From a quick review of Masters' dissertation requirements, it appears that the common requirements are that it must be based on a working program and must have a practical application. The JEE vs RoR sounds like a good candidate, provided it is well thought out and the problem being solved is sufficiently practical. Points to compare: * cost effectiveness of vertical scaling * cost effectiveness of horizontal scaling * product development cycle time * development cost * maintenance cost * ease of testing, and impact of testing on overall cost I hope this helps.