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Honest opinion needed

Andrew asked in Rails

Hi guys, I'd love to learn more on ROR and it appears this is a really comprehensive site, but a lot of the content seems rather dated.

I want an honest opinion on whether a subscription to this site is worth it compared to Laracasts where there is much more content like React, Vue, best practices, principles, and how it fits with the base content. But that's for the PHP world.

Is it still relevant though?

I saw that Rails 7 is recently released and the demo from DTT looks super awesome!


Hey Andrew,

Most of these things change very rarely, so they're not actually outdated.

If you're deciding between Rails and Laravel, try them both! Ruby and PHP are very different languages so you might enjoy one over the other. Both web frameworks offer pretty similar options at the end of the day.


Hi Chris! I have, and also Rails performs much better than Laravel on many performance benchmarks too. Both are lovely frameworks and make development so much easier, faster, and more fun-er.

Not to mention Ruby is a much more expressive (and enjoyable) language to write code in versus PHP.

Just concerned whether it may be relevant given the "time ago" of some of the content since this site is essentially the equivalent of Laracasts for the ROR community, but theirs expands much on modern client-side development, TDD, project-based learning, and lots of best practices and techniques, integrations with GraphQL, Mongo, React etc **hint hint

Thanks so much for the reply!

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