I have already evangelized my management to use Rails instead of a Java
framework for a newly starting projects - they are OK with Ruby, Rails,
seems i won the ‘will it scale?’ round too, however there is one final
These guys are really hooked on numbers. (I know, i know, i have been
reading DHH’s thoughts on this topic (in short: who cares), i know that
there are lies, bigger lies and benchmarks etc. - you do not have to
convince me about this, but i have to sell Rails if i don’t want to be
pushed into yet-another java project).
So, they say they are interested in the average time a request is
displayed. The test scenario is something like you have a DB of one (or
two) bazillion records, you want to display them on a page (n
items/page), and if the average time needed for this (/element) is
drastically slower in Rails they are not going for it. Any ideas how to
demo/sell this? I know that Rails will be slower, but still what should
i do to push this trough?