"With the upcoming RoR 3 release, Rails will be poised
to deliver new features and functionality to the popular
framework's users, which has won converts among developers at
high-profile sites like Twitter.
"For one thing, Rails 3 will bring in customization features
from Merb, which had been a key area where Merb had the upper
"Work on the new Rails release comes as rival open source
frameworks, like PHP's Zend Framework, continue to ramp up their
own respective efforts for rapid application deployment.
"Yehuda Katz, former leader of the Merb project and now a core
Rails 3 developer, explained to InternetNews.com that Rails 3 is
now really starting to take shape."