[Nitro] I, Nitro

s.ross cwdinfo at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 13:06:08 EDT 2007


On Nov 3, 2007, at 7:56 AM, Robert Mela wrote:

> What's a "greenfield" app?

 From scratch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield_project.

> Also -- not sure I'd want to enter competition with Rails and risk  
> flame wars and all.... is it possible to talk about what Nitro  
> does, with examples, and leave it at that?

Don't get me wrong. I love Rails. It's all I use now. But the risk of  
not acknowledging history for new endeavors is that you will repeat  
it. No flame wars intended, but there are places where even Rails  
doesn't fit well.

> s.ross wrote:
>>
>>
>> The other common thread is identifying the competition: Is it  
>> Rails? Is it Merb or PLONE? Perhaps a more interesting thing to  
>> look at are these questions:
>>
>> - What does <insert framework name here> do well?
>> - What pisses people off about <insert framework name here>?
>> - Why could Nitro/Og do these things better?
>>
>> I'll get the ball rolling on this last bit.
>>
>> - Rails does greenfield apps incredibly well
>
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