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Snakes and Rubies Event

Recently in the web development arena, there has been more talk about using “dynamic” languages for development. One of the most popular is PHP. Don’t take this wrong, I have done PHP development, but it can get complex and difficult to be DRY (maybe one of the frameworks will help solve this).

I recently watched the December 3, 2005 presentation at Snakes and Rubies. The one common theme between the two presenters is that PHP didn’t meet their needs (to say the least). The two projects discussed were Ruby on Rails and Django Framework. I have used Ruby on Rails, but this was the first time I really looked at Django. It looks interesting and there are many similarities between the two frameworks.