Why should business people want Ruby on Rails (ROR) used for their applications instead of other languages?
James: Exact same story here. You can be so much more productive using ROR. It’s so much faster to write a usable, useful application, and a lot easier to do things the right way on rails. With rails, out of the box, as long as you don’t do anything unusual, you have an application that just works – it spits out all the proper caching headers, provides restful resources and APIs, helps you not repeat yourself, keeps your model/view/controller logic separated – just makes it easier to write a good application. Java lets you do things the right way, but it’s a lot of work – it’s very heavy-handed. And even with the newer stuff, it’s also not as flexible. When you want to make significant changes to your business process, you have a lot more work with Java than a language like ruby. Php doesn’t have enough structure. I love php and wrote a lot of enterprise php applications. The newer frameworks are pretty good, but it still doesn’t get you as far as you are with rails. .Net is similar to