This is the first post in a new "flare tag" we're trying out: #healthydebate.
This tag is a place to create posts with the expectation of a debate. If you enjoy debating software topics or watching in on others debate, you might like this tag. I also hope it will encourage more disagreements to congregate in places where everyone has opted in with the understanding that this is a debate.
Of course, everyone must remain respectful. The code of conduct is important and always enforced throughout the whole site.
On to my topic: Rails is doing awesome!
The ecosystem around Rails remains incredibly strong, and the organizations involved will push the tech forward.
This announcement got me particularly excited:
GitHub being on the bleeding edge of Rails is HUGE. Shopify has been leading the way of late, and I feel like this new involvement will push things even further ahead. Rails has done a great job of staying conceptually aligned and avoiding feature creep and complexity creep.
Whether or not you like the Rails API, the ecosystem remains strong.
Ruby is a weird choice for sprawling web frameworks, it sure seems like a toy scripting language, but things have just worked with Rails. The humans involved have pushed things forward.
Rails remains one of the best choices and is only getting stronger. Feel free to debate me on this!
Others are welcome to take on this debate on my behalf. It's a community debate. I'm not sure how much I actually care to take part in the conversation. We shall see. 😋