With respect to their potential for bioinformatics web applications:
|Modern, clean syntax, object-oriented||Yes||Yes|
|Web framework||Django (and others)||Rails (and others)|
|Extensive Bio graphics library||Not really – any more than this?||Kind of – Bio::Graphics|
|Use with App Engine||Yes||Not yet|
|Well-regarded by scientific programmers||Yes||M. Wood, J. Badger, ??|
To the novice, it looks like “much of a muchness”. Thoughts?