On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, dejavue82 / yahoo.com wrote:

> I have lately heard a lot about the productivity gains that a
> programmer can reap with Ruby on Rails. And the features such as
> "Shared Nothing", which allow you to
> increase scalabilty by adding more servers. This, however, won't help
> much in my case, since, I won't need to deploy my app on anything more
> than a stand-alone server. (dual xeon, perhaps)
>
> As for ASP.NET 2.0, I would like to know how the DataSet and
> Databinding (and the other GUI controls such as GridView) stack up to
> the RoR offerings.

I can't speak to the specific pros or lack thereof regarding ASP.NET 2.0 
versus RoR.  However, speaking in general terms about a productive Ruby 
web devel framework when developing sites/apps that aren't going to scale 
beyond a single server, I have had fantastic success with Ruby.


Kirk Haines