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02-16-2010, 11:37 AM
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Which framework do you think that is better for web development (Ruby on rails or python/django)?As regards my programming skills i know php and C.

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02-16-2010, 11:44 AM
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PHP's pretty good, I'd use that; lots of people seem to prefer RoR nowadays. It's all your choice, whatever you're comfortable with!

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Ruby on Rails is good. I'm learning that myself. I'd highly recommend it , I come from a PHP background and it is difficult to get to grips with, but it'll be worth it

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ok thanks.But i want to ask something else.In the past with the php i had make some money (i was creating modules for websites or websites).Can i do the same with the rails or with the python/django?So my question is what language does the people prefer....?

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Like I said, lots of people seem to prefer Ruby on Rails, since Twitter used it, but PHP seems to be the industry standard at the moment. Just learn what you want, then get work in that language.

People don't care what language it's in, as long as it works.

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Originally Posted by santa View Post
Like I said, lots of people seem to prefer Ruby on Rails, since Twitter used it, but PHP seems to be the industry standard at the moment. Just learn what you want, then get work in that language.

People don't care what language it's in, as long as it works.
I would argue that ASP.NET is probably more standardised over PHP. PHP is good, and I prefer it but a lot of companies use .NET. It's annoying because I try to argue sometimes with my clients why do they need .NET etc..

Anyways, have a look at http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/conte...pci/index.html

It shows some good figures of what is what.

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Originally Posted by Blambu View Post
I would argue that ASP.NET is probably more standardised over PHP. PHP is good, and I prefer it but a lot of companies use .NET. It's annoying because I try to argue sometimes with my clients why do they need .NET etc..
Having worked professionally in both I can definitively say that .NET is far more standardized than PHP. I personally prefer .net to PHP.

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It's not really fair to compare most of the languages and frameworks mentioned so far in the thread. They each do different things well and poorly so my only advice would be to sample (as many or few of) them yourself in order to build up your own mind of the strengths, weaknesses, easy things, hard things to do in different languages. Even within the same language different frameworks can make the development experiences very different from each other or the base language.

With regards to the original question of which is better for web development, whatever choice anyone gives might conflict with your own future experiences anyway so that's rather a misleading question to ask.

Don't worry about work. So long as you're a proficient programmer, it's relatively minor to pick up a language from scratch if the job requires it* and there is heaps of "web dev" work out there for PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, VB, C#…


* Perhaps less minor for shorter, smaller freelance projects where learning on-the-job might be frowned upon.

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The answer to your question really dpends on which language (Ruby/Python) you are most comfortable in, as both frameworks are equally awesome.

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