[UPHPU] Rails vs PHP

jtaber jtaber at johntaber.net
Fri Mar 23 18:07:22 MDT 2007

Well yeah, I understand the difference between a language and framework 
but in reality people develop web sites/applications using PHP 
(generally without frameworks) and/or RubyonRails (among others) so as 
far as the overall development process goes, it is a fair comparison to 
look at choosing one approach or the other. 

What advantages does Ruby language have over PHP ?  Many Ruby/Rails 
users would say Ruby is "cleaner".  It also has a different iterator 
syntax.  And it has more of a object-oriented architecture.  And no $ 
:)  Personally I prefer the more C / java like syntax of PHP. 

John David Anderson wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2007, at 4:56 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
>> John David Anderson wrote:
>>> On Mar 23, 2007, at 4:40 PM, jtaber wrote:
>>>> I thought I would put in my 2 cents based on my experiences.  
>>>> Slides at:
>>>> http://www.johntaber.com/slides/rails_vs_php.pdf
>>> Isn't that similar to saying,
>>> PHP vs. MVC?
>> Yes, it'd be a better comparison to say Cake vs Rails, or any other 
>> PHP web framework vs. Rails. Or, you could say PHP vs. Ruby. But PHP 
>> vs Rails is Apples vs. Oranges.
> Thanks - that was what I was trying to say, Dave.
> -- John
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