Web Framework Comparison

I’ve been keeping track of high school football scores in Virginia for quite a while. And I’ve been meaning to create a site to that will provide information on schools, seasons, etc. I also plan to add video highlights as well. Since I haven’t yet settled on a framework, I’ve decided that I will detail the creation of my site in my blog as well as provide video of the design of the site using the three frameworks I’m looking at:

Of course, I’ll be creating all this on my MacBook Pro using TextMate and maybe Eclipse with CFEclipse. And the database will be PostgreSQL because well is there anything better?

So, the stage has been set. I’m still trying to decide which I like better, Django or RoR. There are some things in each that I’m really impressed with. And what about CF with M-G:U? Its the definite underdog. But I write in ColdFusion at work and I’ve been looking for a project to use M-G:U. It could surprise me.

I haven’t worked out the details yet, but I’m thinking that I’ll do one particular piece at a time and do it under each framework for comparison’s sake. And of course, I’m planning to make a screencast showing how each framework handles the particular task.

Now if only I can convince my work to let me have the time off to work on this, while still paying me, then we can make some progress. Otherwise, this will take a while.

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