Spending Saturday night like the true loser I am -- reading articles on Ruby on Rails. This is a framework/app/whatnot for building database-driven web apps for Ruby. If you haven't heard of it yet, you're pretty much in the same boat I was before reading the article. Obviously, people have done a huge amount of work on this one. It seems quite simple to build basic CRUD functionality. However (I have to wear that other hat), I'm wondering about perf, security and just how much it takes to get beyond "basic CRUD functionality". Still, fascinating, and it's always good to watch what others are building and to learn from them.

PS: I should add, it does look very much like ASP/PHP/JSP and other items I feel like we/I have moved beyond. ASP.NET is still the cat's etc. to me.