Tag Archives: Python

Django vs. Ruby on Rails

So my major problem is what platform to use right now for some side projects. I am kind of bored of PHP been using it since 2000! Would like to do something on a new platform preferably a modern MVC framework, so what are the options? To me the only players are Django or Ruby on Rails I said in the past I am leaning towards Django because it is written in Python and it works on the App Engine… but every time I go to Chapters I always scan the bookshelves and I can’t help to notice that there are usually a few dozen different Rails/Ruby books vs a few Python and rarely any Django books. I am not saying Chapters has the Web Development trends totally dialed but this must say something or is it because the Python developers are so smart they don’t need books and the free Django Book is so solid no one needs anything else?

Turning to the mighty Google what does it think, what are people looking for (assuming it is not Django Reinhardt) .

Here is the Django VS Ruby on Rails trend.

Clearly Django is on the upswing.

Looking at the regions these queries are coming from we see Russia is on top. Russians are the elite hackers what does this say?

Let’s look at the cities. San Francisco show Rails being more popular but they are a bunch of scensters.

What should a web developer do, both would be new to me so both are exciting just want to use something with a community and a future… Will probably stick with PHP.

If Python was a religion…

From If programming languages were religions:

Python would be Humanism: It’s simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense. Many of the followers claim to feel relieved from all the burden imposed by other languages, and that they have rediscovered the joy of programming. There are some who say that it is a form of pseudo-code.

Reason why I am learning Python (and the app engine uses it).