"The web2.0 era has put the web application frameworks at the center of the free software community attention. Various opinions (1,2) and performance (1,2) comparisons have been published by free software enthusiasts trying to rank the quality and the potential of different web frameworks.
In this post we use standard data mining and statistical techniques applied to source code repositories to evaluate the strength, commitment and creativity of the community behind popular web framework projects.
We choose to study 3 web frameworks: Django, Ruby on Rails and Seam. This choice is by nature arbitrary but we think the projects are diverse enough for the study to capture the free software movement behind web frameworks..."Full story »