Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ruby On Rails vs. PHP, Java, etc.

Christian Cantrell passed me this fantastically funny video, which is actually part of a bigger series:

That's the Ruby on Rails vs. Java, which absolutely nails the issue of dealing with Java. But wait, there's more -- there's Ruby on Rails vs. PHP, .Net and ColdFusion -- all strikingly accurate in their humor.

These videos caught my eye for two reasons. First, what a terrific way to spread your message about your favorite programming language. Sure, you could make a bulleted list that describes the features of your language, but this approach was so much more effective.

Second, as Kelly was mentioning today, it's amazing how powerful YouTube is. Back in the dark ages, you'd have to buy air time to get exposure like this. Sure, Oracle could do this, but could MySQL or Postgres? Now the playing field is that much more leveled - not only is the technology of Open Source as good as commercial products, but the marketing venue is there too.

Here's a tip - along with creating screencasts for your favorite Open Source project, shoot a commercial or two. What a difference it can make.


  1. Take a look at this post:

    where I try comparing the tools available.