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Discussion on: Why should I not choose Ruby on Rails ?

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Ross Bates

Hi Sylvain - integration with external services and 3rd party APIs is something that's a strength of Ruby/Rails that's often overlooked when people are comparing web frameworks.

Browse rubygems.org to get a sense of the size and scope of the contributions made by the community. As your app grows and you look to connect with other services for authentication, storage, monitoring, etc... you'll find that someone has already written a gem for that service resulting in less code that you need to implement.

I won't lie, this can lead to dependency hell if you start adding others to the dev team. But in the long run you're still more productive than writing everything from scratch.