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Ruby has a very clean syntax that makes code easier to both read and write than more traditional Object Oriented languages, such as Java. For beginning programmers, this means the focus is on the meaning of the program, where it should be, rather than trying to figure out the meaning of obscure characters. presidents = ["Ford", "Carter", "Reagan", "Bush1", "Clinton", "Bush2"] for ss in 0...presidents.length print ss, ": ", presidents[presidents.length - ss - 1], "\n"; end See More
Rails' simplicity is deceptive. It's learning curve is really low at first, and the huge number of tutorials and guides out there for starting with Rails make it even easier. But it starts getting harder and harder as apps become more complicated. If good code conventions and OO design are not followed, then the codebase will be all over the place and it becomes impossible to maintain it. See More
The large number of documentation, tutorials, videos and guides which help new developers who are just starting with Rails make it seem very easy to create a small and simple application by relying on code generation and components that come out of the box with Rails. See More
Because it's rather small and minimalistic, scaling up is not very easy with Sinatra. You need a great deal of knowledge on libraries and modules that may be useful for your particular use-case. As your application grows larger it may be hard to keep things clean and minimalistic, losing a lot of the advantages that Sinatra has. See More
Rack is a very bare-bones middleware useful for easily creating REST APIs without too many bells and whistles. As such, it may prove useless to build a complex web application that relies on the backend for most of its operations with Rack. See More