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Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 25 December 2007 - 06:05 AM

Hi folks.

I made some research on Rails vs. Django, but I didn't come to conclusion which is better to learn.
Basically I don't know either Ruby or Python. RoR became very popular last year, has many resources and rich documentation and books/tutorials. On the other hand Python as a langugae is more powerful, more used and big companies like Google and Apple for example implemented it in their products.

So can you give me a hint.
Thanks in advance.

Mary Christmas :xmas:

PS: I didn't know where to post it, so please admin/mod to move it where it belongs.

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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:22 AM

Honestly, it's up to you - whichever language you choose, you're going to find resources, documentation, and books/tutorials. That's because both Python and Ruby are established, so the choice is really up to you.

Try taking a look at some Python or Ruby code - which feels 'nicer' to write? I would recommend you choose the one that you prefer in terms of syntax.
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:33 AM

I've looked some Ruby code, wrote very simple RoR site, but I wonder which framework is more prespectove.
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:03 PM

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by "prespectove". What do you mean?
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:25 AM

I'm sorry for my bad English, I mean perspective - which one will be more used, more supported, more powerful ...
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:40 AM

Ah.

Well, my best guess would be that currently, Python is getting used more - it's been around for longer (If anyone actually knows some statistics otherwise, feel free to point them out to me).

Power is...a bit of a subjective concept. What are you trying to do? Different languages might have different featuresets that have what you're looking for, whereas other languages might not.

In terms of support, I think your best bet might be to research hosting for either - I've been told that finding a RoR host is a pain, but I don't know a thing about finding a Python host.
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:49 AM

Hi guys.

I've just watched 'Snakes and Rubies" , read many articles and still cannot choose my new framework.
Please, assist :-/
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:54 AM

Flip a coin?

If the two frameworks are similar enough and both have all the features you want/need, pick the one that has a syntax you like better - or if you can't figure that out, just flip a coin and use whichever one it picks. There's really no "killer" framework - killer results are only produced through killer skills.
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:25 AM

*Bump*

The reason for the bump is I too have been looking for a framework. From my findings I sense RoR is the better choice, however I like Python and a lot of people are raving about DJango lately.

IMO - There seems to be way better resources for RoR, and I use Dreamhost as a webhost! Apparently Dreamhost favors RoR. Looks like I was told what to use from the get go. I can use DJango, but there is no support from Dreamhost's end.

Anyways, I still haven't seen much of a discussion on this, I mean can someone from experience elaborate on pro's and con's of these two?
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

Well, I found this list today of good hosts to use for Django sites.

I still can't say much about a definitive choice, though - just pick one which you think seems better, and go to work with that one. Both Django and RoR are known and "out there", so you'll be able to find resources for both of them.
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Re: Django vs. Ruby on Rails ...

Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:44 AM

Thanks.

One thing that is funny about that list is Dreamhost is listed at the bottom. The dreamhost wiki suggests considering a different host lol.

Good resource though. :)
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