Ruby on Wrecks

Tuesday June 27, 2006

<itamar> I'm beginning to joy my daily ritual of watching rails screw up penny arcade
<itamar> today it switched from not showing the actual image for the comic to 'Application error (Rails)'

Has anyone else noticed how penny arcade has become the world's premier advertisement for why not to write your working PHP/Perl/Java/whatever site in Rails? Do they have any idea how bad their site sucks since the rails port?

This is slightly tongue in cheek, though: it can't possibly all be Rails's fault. It wasn't anything to write home about in PHP either. How do they manage to consistently screw this up? It's a web page with a paragraph of text and a single image, updated at most twice per day. It's not rocket science; it's not even computer science. It's barely a shell script.