Forum: Ruby on Rails what is your Django experience?

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Cd8c9864d88bcafc164d8fdb820cc451?d=identicon&s=25 Chris (Guest)
on 2006-01-16 15:05
My organisation is currently looking at Django and Rails.

Has anyone tried Django?
What was your experience?
Do you prefer Rails or Django?

Thanks,
Chris
71f1b6b2c3fd9af2e8c52618fb91caa6?d=identicon&s=25 Jules (Guest)
on 2006-01-16 15:27
I prefer Rails. I started in Python, but I didn't like the language.
Then I tried Ruby, and I liked it very much.

I have never used Django (because I didn't like python), but it seems a
good framework. It is not 1.0 yet, so you can't compare the frameworks.
Django is more for CMS-like sites, and Rails is for web applications. If
you want a CMS, Django has a full admin panel/RSS framework. If you want
web applications, Rails has Ajax support, more powerful templates, etc.

But the major reason to go for Rails instead of Django is that the code
you'll write is much nicer. Partially because of Rails, and partially
because of Ruby (blocks, full oo, ..).

Why not try out both? Develop something real though. If you are going to
make web applications, build a simple web application in both
frameworks. If you are going to make cms sites, build a cms.

And do not forget to finish it! The last 10% of an application is often
harder than the other 90%, and the framework should really help you with
the last 10%.

Jules
6ec6f77ea603dd75b3a7a7775b059e79?d=identicon&s=25 John W. Long (Guest)
on 2006-01-16 16:00
(Received via mailing list)
Chris wrote:
 > My organisation is currently looking at Django and Rails.
 >
 > Has anyone tried Django?
 > What was your experience?
 > Do you prefer Rails or Django?

Check out the videos from the Snakes and Rubies event to get a feel for
how Django and Rails compare:

http://snakesandrubies.com/

In a nutshell what came out of the event for me was that Rails and
Django, while they appear very similar at first are really two very
different tools. They share many of the same features and much of the
same philosophy, but Django was designed for creating large searchable
Websites like http://lawrence.com/ and excels at this kind of
application, while Rails was designed for creating Web applications
similar to Basecamp (http://basecamphq.com).

The other main consideration is the language. The big thing for me about
Rails is that it's written in Ruby. While I find aspects of Django
tantalizing, I can't get away from the beauty of the Ruby language.

--
John Long
http://wiseheartdesign.com
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