I got on the elevator to go home from work the other day and this other guy in the elevator says to me "Those look like comfortable shoes." Huh? Did I just step in the world of Forest Gump? What is that all about?
Currently there is quite a pissing match going on in the world of Rails with fronts against Zed Shaw and Merb - see here and here. I hope all this energy can be channeled to improving frameworks and not just spewing internet bile.
Anyway, did a little playing around with Merb - just wanted to see what it would take to set up a resource, a restful controller, and how it would compare to Rails. I came away impressed, Merb appears to be another great Ruby web framework. Right now it would appear the biggest deficiency in the project is documentation. Merb is currently woefully lacking in documentation compared to Rails.
and then hook in your events with some prototype:
Ok, enough playing around with Merb for now, time to look at Sinatra - only 1576 LOC!