Zed Shaw, the creator of Mongrel, is writing some pretty nasty stuff about the Rails community, ThoughWorks and Ruby.
There’s no work for a smart man in a town full of stupid.
Although I agree there might be some stupid people working with Rails right now, there’s a huge number of very bright people too. And there’s stupid people working with PHP, Java, Python, C, Haskell, Erlang, Lua and Factor too.
The thing is: Rails is getting easier to use every day, lowering the barrier of entry for new coders. The Rails community is growing beginner level coders a lot faster then expert coders now. A year ago, it was probably the opposite. Alpha geeks like being credited for doing hard stuff, solving impossible puzzle, and making code run faster then you could think possible. But Rails is so standardized now, there’s little place for innovation. So new coders to make a name in that community by changing the game again. It was easy before, nothing was there, everything was to be done!
Congratulations because all the idiots who paid ThoughtWorks 6x times salary for junior ass wipes got taken and simply paid to train ThoughtWorks’ new crew
And maybe ThoughWorks is taking advantage of Rails popularity, but it will happen for other cool framework/language too if they get some day to that level of popularity. There’s no reason to shit on the Rails community for this.
After revitalizing myself, getting out of the Rails business (or trying), distancing myself from Mongrel, disconnecting from the Ruby community
Is this the end of Mongrel ?
Zed rant was pretty excessive and even though he claims that everything he writes on his blog is an act, I’m sure he’ll regret this as this will get quoted out of that so-called humorous context.
Strange way to start the new year!
What’s your thoughts on this ?