During the last round of videos, we got quite a few emails about the unfair comparisons we were doing between PHP and Ruby on Rails. You know, PHP is a language and Ruby on Rails is a framework. Don't worry, everyone, we're listening. Here we are with ad #6 in the series: Ruby on Rails vs PHP. Enjoy.

If you like this one, check out our Ruby on Rails vs .NET commercial we released on Thursday.


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JohnAugust 24, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Best one yet!

Daniel FischerAugust 24, 2017 @ 02:02 PM

Niiiice, that was hilarious! lol

Justin PeaseAugust 24, 2017 @ 02:34 PM

Very smartly done. Excellent.

Radoslav StankovAugust 24, 2017 @ 02:35 PM

This is The best from the series :) super cool

AnonymousAugust 24, 2017 @ 02:52 PM

Beautiful! I’ve been a PHP developer and was trying to decide whether to start using CakePHP, or Symphony, etc., when I decided, “why not just use the original?”

I’m reading Agile and will port all of my sites to RoR when I’m finished.

Dr NicAugust 24, 2017 @ 04:03 PM


VincentAugust 24, 2017 @ 04:23 PM

LOL :) “Could you sign it DHH?”

psychicAugust 24, 2017 @ 06:48 PM

Thank you dear people for not comparing Rails to ZF or Symfony.

That is seriously awesome.

RickAugust 24, 2017 @ 07:22 PM

Quote by Anonymous: Beautiful! I’ve been a PHP developer and was trying to decide whether to start using CakePHP, or Symphony, etc., when I decided, “why not just use the original?”

I did exactly the same. I was messing with various MVC frameworks and then suddenly thought, “these are just copies of Rails, why not learn that instead?”

Gerardo AmayaAugust 24, 2017 @ 08:29 PM

LOL This one is simple the best one of all. Congratulations


DHH :)

Frédéric de VillamilAugust 25, 2017 @ 06:34 AM

“To Cake PHP my greatest fan, DHH”, hillarious.

Really the best of all.

JonAugust 25, 2017 @ 11:29 AM

Dude, that was a great parody of the PC vs MAC commercial. Definitely an A+.

nasiAugust 25, 2017 @ 01:39 PM

Ha, Cool

бомжAugust 25, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

Jon, yes it’s a parody. But well done :)

Eric GonzalezAugust 25, 2017 @ 05:24 PM

Hilarious! Great job.

MasonAugust 25, 2017 @ 05:45 PM

I’ve tried CakePHP… PHP on Trax… CodeIgniter… Tuplix… XAVIOUR… basically, all manner of PHP frameworks. Rails beats the pants off all of them as far as productivity and agility. Awesome job.

ynwAugust 25, 2017 @ 08:03 PM

Just great :)

ChristopheAugust 25, 2017 @ 10:54 PM

You guys rock :D

It was perfect :-)

SamAugust 26, 2017 @ 01:10 AM

I love it!!! I’ve started learning Rails and continue to glance at the other frameworks….and nearly all of the involve copying Rails.

Arthur ZapparoliAugust 26, 2017 @ 03:05 PM


adwinAugust 27, 2017 @ 01:30 AM

Cakephp is almost looks a like of Rails. I tried it yesterday. One thing I still using PHP is because they dont use “Gems”, which is i dont need to do ‘negotiation’ with web admin to install new gem (I dont have my own server, and cannot afford to pay for it).

I love rails as well ..

I love this video as well :)

bmAugust 27, 2017 @ 04:32 AM

I use CakePHP for remotely hosted internet apps and RoR for intranet apps, the reason being: php is ubiquitous, hopefully this will change in the future, Ruby is just so much more elegant and straight-forward especially with the MVC model, php seems a bit hammered and bent to fit the MVC structure it just doesn’t seem as distend for MVC as Ruby…

Lake DenmanAugust 29, 2017 @ 02:11 AM

great work guys. always love the railsenvy.

JonAugust 29, 2017 @ 11:28 PM


Cameron SingeAugust 31, 2017 @ 09:42 PM

Love it….keep it coming

MattSeptember 03, 2017 @ 04:24 PM

Very funny videos, but the annoying factor meter here is on an incline :) - the Apple commercials got old, really fast for me. Despite the complete light hearted humor here, anything connected to RoR’s begins to seem arrogant. Oh, I’m a Mac and Rails user too.

asdxSeptember 04, 2017 @ 02:51 AM

keep up the amazing work, i love rails!

Erik HersmanSeptember 04, 2017 @ 03:36 PM

That was great!

androidSeptember 07, 2017 @ 08:02 PM


squareloverSeptember 10, 2017 @ 01:22 PM

to adwin: You don’t have to install gems onto the server in order to use them. Unless they need some C bindings, you can include your gems into your rails project.

And on the video, great job. I had a client that had an old clunky php site we developed 5 years ago. They needed some serious upgrading, but it didn’t seem their webhost had Ruby installed. I then tried playing around with CakePHP to see if I could get the project going at least in a RoR like fashion, after the first tutorial, I ended up pleading the customer to move to a RoR supporting host. A couple phone calls later, he got some answers from his web hosting company and they moved the site to a RoR server. Now I’m as happy as a pig in S*$%!

Why bother with Rails imitations, since so many webhosts are starting to support Rails.

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