On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:13 AM, Phlip wrote:
architecture - HTML, CGI, HTTP, XML, & JS - and polishes them beyond
recognition with state-of-the-art DSLs and architecture. That is
both a major achievement and true innovation, considering the
pitiful state of other web platforms.
But a Ruby platform could have innovated even more if HTML didn’t so
Right, but HTML is kind of an immovable object. CGI is so sucky people
were dreaming up workarounds in the mid-90s. XML, meh, hard to get
and it wants to be Erlang (not really, but it kinda turned out that
way) and it wants to hide bugs so nobody can see. But it’s everywhere.
rather than breathing life into me.
So you’re right. The innovation of Rails is that it makes the Web
approachable for lousy programmers (most people can eventually write
the obligatory blog) and leverages good programmers’ time and skill