2007 eWeek: RoR2 Catches Up With ColdFusion Development Speed
eWeek has a story on user reactions to Ruby on Rails 2.0. It contains the following quote (from a Baltimore based software development company): "We are engaged to build the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Management System, and after experimenting with the usual suspects - J2EE [Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition], .Net, MDA [model-driven architecture], PHP, ColdFusion - we found that only RoR provided the development speed of PHP or ColdFusion with the powerful functionality and maintainability of J2EE or .Net.".
Of course, one has to wonder why they waited - if they wanted the "development speed" of ColdFusion and the "powerful functionality and maintainability of J2EE", well, that's called ColdFusion (as of CFMX in 2002)!
But, that aside, I must admit that I like seeing ColdFusion recognized as helping to define the benchmark for "development speed".