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Posted at 1:43pm on 05 Dec 2007


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Posted at 12:11pm on 05 Dec 2007

Not Invented Here

Perl on Rails - why the BBC fails at the Internet

If the last 60-odd years of software engineering science have taught us anything, it's that software problems are hard enough to solve already without needing make extra work for yourself.

If a tool already exists that will solve your problem, use it. I'm sure Perl is great, but if you want to use Ruby on Rails then use it, don't rewrite it.