I had this Twitter argument today with former coworker, fellow web developer and friend Bryan Hughes:
bucchere: The Spring Framework is driving me crazy. If this were Rails, I’d be done already.
huuuze: @bucchere If it was Django, it’d be faster and ready to scale.
bucchere: @huuuze I’m not interested in a religious war right now. Please don’t provoke me. 😉
huuuze: @bucchere No war — even the Rails guys agree: http://is.gd/1ZZu
bucchere: @huuuze Apparently Gluon is even faster than Django. But is anyone using it? You have to consider factors other than performance.
huuuze: @bucchere Um, Django’s used by thousands. It’s not some fringe framework. Guaranteed anyone that’s used RoR and Django will prefer Django.
bucchere: @huuuze How could you make that “guarantee” when you’ve never used Rails? I said I didn’t want a religious war, you damn Python Nazi. 😉
huuuze: @bucchere I’ve built a couple sites using Rails. How many sites have you built using Django?
bucchere: @huuuze bdg’s svn server just crashed. I have more important things to do than continue this pointless argument.
huuuze: @bucchere Then quit wasting time on Twitter. I’m not trying to start anything with you. Just be aware that RoR isn’t the only game in town.
bucchere: @huuuze There are lots of religions too. And if I want to pick one and say the others are “wrong” then that’s my prerogative.
huuuze: @bucchere Whatever dude. Not sure why you’d say Django is “wrong.”
bucchere: @huuuze All I’m saying is that language/framework wars are like religious wars. I have mine, you have yours. Leave it at that.
bucchere: Enjoying a homemade caprese — my favorite salad. (Now watch while @huuuze tells me his favorite salad is better than mine.)
huuuze: @bucchere Having never tried caprese, I have no opinion on the matter.
bucchere: @huuuze LOL. I’m glad we can still be friends. 🙂
huuuze: @bucchere Get real. I’m only friends with Christians and Django users. 😉
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So the time it took me to compile this discussion made me wonder why Twitter doesn’t have threaded discussions. Summize (now search.twitter.com) has “conversations” but, like Facebook’s wall-to-wall feature, just because the posts occur consecutively, it doesn’t mean that they’re actually “in” the same thread. If I were re-writing Twitter, adding threaded discussions — and with it, the ability to reply to a specific Tweet — would be near the top of my list.
Happy Friday everyone (and happy 3-day weekend for hard-working and hard-twittering Americans)!