Rails: So what was the biggest shock of the Basecamp seminar? Finding out that it was written in Ruby. Yeah, that’s right — that Japanese language that you thought no one was using. They’ve apparently put together a Web development framework for it which they’re releasing to open-source.
Rails is a soon-to-be-released web application framework for Ruby. It’s built upon well-understood patterns for web development, which should make the seasoned web developer feel right at home and the newcomer welcome.
The programmer guy had nothing but good things to say about it. He claimed he was more productive with it in one week than he was with PHP after five years.