Ruby on Rails
Here's the weird..or maybe not...my study of nodeJS has helped me with my rails, and vice-versa.
This is a collection of posts related to Ruby on Rails and Ruby. When I changed from my previous IBM platform to the web paradigm and open source, I originally started with PHP but soon moved to rails. No way was I gonna work with the wordpress loop the rest of my life. I knew even at that time that some big users of rails were actually moving to other solutions due to "scaling" concerns.
But, I reasoned that really, how many companies really are going to get THAT big where that would be a concern? Even Basecamp the company where DHH works still uses rails and quite a few others.
My only complaint really from a personal perspective is the "magic" of how functionality is implemented...you just feel better when you can see the lower level code....but in fact, almost all modern languages at some level abstract those details away from the coding in the name of development speed...so with rails its just a matter of degree.