A lot of noise has been generated about Ruby on Rails over the last year, and it is only getting louder. I decided to check it out as well as the clones of it for PHP and Python. In fact there are now several cloning attempts for a bunch of languages. The interesting thing is that people are begining to change their minds about how to write software (not just for the web).
One thing I’m noticing out of this movement is the desire to get away from SQL… (Finally!) This is a good thing. In every framework that has been RoR, they all abstract the data as objects and hide the database. They don’t even replace it with XML mappings like the Java frameworks do.
Yes, this is a very, very good thing.