Ian Bicking has posted more thoughts on Ruby on Rails. For those of you not familiar with Ian, he’s had his hands in object-relational mapping, web frameworks and even template tools.
Ian’s perspective in this latest article is from short experimentation with Rails, but I agree with the things that he has said that he likes and dislikes. Ian has described Paste in terms that make it sound like a piece of middleware for web framework developers to use in sharing code. While that’s all fine and dandy, I do hope that we’ll start to see some fully-fleshed out packages that provide a good quick start for apps.
If nothing else, Rails has brought to light the fact that starting each new project with a completely blank slate is a real drag.