Here’s a post about recently switching from PHP to Rails.

Interestingly, they cite access to GIS functionality as one reason for the switch.
After the switch, their hosting costs were roughly the same as before and their codebase was down to just 20% of its former size!


Ian Broom · March 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Interesting figure you have quoted. When I read it I thought ‘wouldn’t refactoring any application (php or not) after it has been built result in significant size reductions?’

What do you think Matt?

matt · March 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Yes, good point. We don’t really know how much (if indeed any) of the reduction came as a result of their switch to Rails.

Getting down to 20% is a pretty nice result, though ;-)

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