Published: 05 June 2008
Analyst(s): Joe Niski
The Ruby on Rails (aka Rails) web application framework is increasingly popular with web developers. Enterprises are interested in Rails, but remain wary. Rails 2.0, released in December 2007, includes productivity enhancements and improved support for architecture based on Representational State Transfer (REST). These features, a maturing ecosystem of tools, and support for Ruby and Rails in Java and .NET should encourage enterprises to give Rails a closer look. In this updated Application Platform Strategies report, Senior Analyst Joe Niski explains new features, describes supporting tools, and examines the benefits and limitations of Rails.
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