core conversation:should i build my startup on ruby on rails?

What are the most important qualities of a programming language when you are starting from scratch?

  • how easy to get a prototype out?
  • will it scale? or do i need to scale right now?
  • what existing code libraries are out there and do they support my industry?
  • what kind of talent is out there?
  • do i already know the language?
  • does the language encourage good developer habits?
  • is the language well accepted by a large community/industry?
Saturday, March 19
Ruby on Rails

These are notes from a session at sxsw interactive. My own take on topics are mixed in with what the presenters were actually saying, so do not assume all of this content is my own.