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What's the Secret Sauce in Ruby on Rails? 414

An anonymous reader writes "Ruby on Rails seems to be a lightning rod for controversy. At the heart of most of the controversy lies amazing productivity claims. Rails isn't a better hammer; it's a different kind of tool. This article explores the compromises and design decisions that went into making Rails so productive within its niche."

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.