Latest on Rails Performance
Updated Rails 1.2 performance numbers have been released. While these number look pretty good it is hard to get a good idea of exactly what the performance of Rails is. A couple of other benchmarks that include Rails such as performance tests for 6 frameworks and Grails vs Rails benchmarks show a different picture. Both of these come up with much worse performance than the first. Maybe the issue is that the second two benchmarks are using Apache ab but the first uses a new version of rails bench. Of course most people probably aren’t that worried about the benchmarks that much because you can find ways to make anything fast as shown with Rails doing 4000 requests a second.