I’ve been talking with a friend of a friend about perhaps being “the
techie” of her new social networking site. She has a business
background so she has no language biases one way or another, although
she has been involved in the business aspects of launching websites in
the past, so she doesn’t have any experience with Rails.
From what I’ve gleaned from her, she doesn’t want to do anything
technically difficult or groundbreaking. Assuming that I want to
persuade her to use Rails, what arguments should I use? OR, perhaps
social networking websites are a “solved” problem, and the language
used doesn’t really matter?