Twitter abandoning Ruby?

We’re hearing this from multiple sources: After nearly two years of high profile scaling problems, Twitter is planning to abandon Ruby on Rails as their web framework and start from scratch with PHP or Java (another solution is to stick with the Ruby language and move away from the Rails framework).

Former Chief Architect Blaine Cook famously said scaling Rails was “easy” in April 2007 (see image to right), but problems persisted after Cook claimed to have conquered the problem. The service most recently had a three day outage affecting their largest users. (link)

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2 Responses to “Twitter abandoning Ruby?”


  1. 1 mozey May 2, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    so,,,,,,, their ongoing issues might be caused by rails as opposed to ruby!, That would be a nasty blow for the RoR community if it has been verified.

    Its interesting why they are not even considering PYTHON, easy, cute, OOPy, scripting language with MANY framewords out there!.

  2. 2 Anonymous May 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

    They can try perl catalyst framework. Easy to develop and scale…


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