The Great Red Hype
I have read a number of articles discounting Ruby on Rails as hype, that it's just a fad. Is it just me or is the over abundance of these types of articles just a sign that it really is something to look at? The fact that people are reacting in such a defensive manor on such a large scale is telling me that people are really worried. I'm sure there are lots of growing frameworks out there that people just ignore, because they aren't threatening.
I read a particular article that complained about many things like speed, lack of debugging support, lack of community. This to me is another interesting irony, because Rails is growing faster than the community around it can handle. 1.0 was released December of last year for cryin out loud. It takes years for communities to form around technologies like this. RadRails is trying it's damnedest to keep up and provide a spectacular IDE for free. Performance is going to be a trade off, but there is still plenty of time to add optimizations to the framework. Not many frameworks make it to the headlines this quickly, which again is a testament to it's relevance.
So I say let the haters hate, and let the hypers hype. Ruby on Rails is growing, and it will be one of the premier web development frameworks. Until the next big thing of course.
Peace out ya'll.