[Seaside] another reason Rails gets market share and Seasidedoesn't

Marcin Tustin mm3 at zepler.net
Wed Jul 18 11:29:43 UTC 2007

My one comment is that a large base of users past a certain threshold
attracts more quality developers building useful libraries, and for those of
us in employment, creates buzz that makes it easier for management to accept
the technology. Whether that's worth pursuing is a matter of preference.

On 7/18/07, Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> wrote:
> >
> > I think this is true. I'm pretty sure ease of adoption is a
> > priority for Rails core. But I don't think this is
> > necessarily such a problem.
> > Rails apps, because of the incredibly gentle learning curve,
> > are kind of a magnet for bad code. The goal isn't to take
> > over the world or whatever. Just because lots of people are
> > into Rails doesn't necessarily mean your Rails experience
> > will be a good one.
> >
> > --
> > Giles Bowkett
> Nor to we really want to attract total beginners to Seaside, you have to
> at
> least have a decent understanding of object oriented programming and
> Smalltalk to make a decent go at Seaside, and that rules out a lot of
> programmers.
> Let the total beginners cut their teeth on Rails, and learn a little OO in
> a
> more traditional framework that doesn't tell them everything they know is
> wrong.  Seaside is more attractive for those who've figured out something
> is
> wrong with traditional web development and are looking for something
> better.
> Ramon Leon
> http://onsmalltalk.com
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