If you haven’t given Microsoft .NET a try, do so. Evans Data Corporation surveyed 425 developers, and found that Microsoft .NET was rated the best overall framework when everything was said and done.
Apparently Google’s App Engine and Web Toolkit came in just behind Microsoft .NET, so developers who favor them are perhaps not missing much. Rails didn’t do at all well, though, landing near the bottom of the pile, meaning developers who stick to it out of habit should really explore their options.
Janel Garvin, the CEO of Evans Data, said in a statement, “The purpose of a framework is to make development easier by supplying prebuilt generic components and infrastructure so ease of use is obviously important. The .NET Framework provides a full development stack, and it also provides the runtime environment for newly developed applications, so users rated it high.”
Of course, knowing Google, it’ll roll out two or three upgrades in the next six months, so this race will bear watching.