I don’t want to incite a religious war here. I’m looking for case
studies and good arguments for using Rails for a large corporate
website rather than using .NET.
Most of the arguments I see are about Rails vs php or Rails vs Java. I
have enough experience with Java, php, and Ruby/Rails to back up most
of the common arguments such as “Rails allows for quicker development
and less time on configuration (vs. Java),” “Rails helps keep your
code organized, maintainable, and flexible (vs. php),” etc.
I don’t have much experience with .NET, but I know there are people
out there that do have lots of .NET experience and choose Rails. What
are your reasons?
I’ve seen a lot of “licensing cost” arguments, but the company I’m
consulting already has Microsoft software licenses.
I know Rails isn’t the silver bullet and the right platform for every
scenario. However in my experience, Rails has proven to be an awesome
framework for web applications.