I realize this subject is redundant for this community, but I’m hoping
the Rails community can provide me with some additional ammunition to
help push a rails project I’m pitching over the proverbial tipping point
at my company.
I’m the lead architect at a large bay area retailer. My team and I are
currently suffering through the process of paying for the j2ee
(swing/ejb 2.0 apps) sins of a large software vendor and and equally
large consulting firm while trying to cope with complex business
requirements that come on a daily basis. I ported one small
transactional app to Rails as a proof of concept and am now pushing to
rewrite one of the larger crud applications. Unfortunately, the proof
of concept has proven to not be enough for mgmt, nor has the countless
articles and blogs I’ve read, copied, passed on and paraphrased
discussing the ability of Rails to scale and handle various web apps.
I’m also not surprisingly encountering alot of resistance from our large
consulting firm “partners” who don’t have alot of vested interest in
seeing our expensive j2ee apps go away anytime soon to be replaced by
something simpler and more sensible.
I believe Rails is the right solution for us and so do alot of other
people here. We’re at the edge of succeeding. Can anyone out there
provide me with additional convincing facts, anecdotes or suggestions to
help me push Rails through?
Thanks very much,