PHP vs RoR

Carson

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I've been meaning to get into writing with Hack, the Facebook version of PHP. That seems to be a wicked nice alternative.

But yeah, I've used a lot of stuff that is based on Rails conventions and have always really liked it. Never have touched Rails directly though.
 

Azareal

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The biggest problem with Rails is that it's really really slow.
That's the main turn-off for me.

PHP7 seems to have some massive speed boosts, and if the core team stops bickering for an hour or two then, they might even get the scalar type hints (strings, integers, etc.) in too.
 

Cosmic

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I like PHP because it is A: A decent programming language, and B: universally supported. While Ruby has a more modern design and more syntactic sugar, it doesn't surpass PHP enough, in my opinion, to warrant abandoning the possibilities which PHP offers in terms of libraries, online resources, and the ability to install your app universally. I've probably written as much or more Java code than PHP, and would love to use it in a web enviornment, but J2EE (the java web adaption) isn't quite there yet, and also not as universal as PHP.