I’ve been given a small project to quote. At first I thought that the team was already using rails but after a code inspection of the proof of concept (POC) I realized it was PHP. Well, I’m not a PHP person but I can do it if I have to and that’s when I started to think that maybe I could implement this in Rails. But Rails was overkill so why not sinatra? It’s actually a half decent platform so why not.I’ll tell you why not. Because for this one simple, teeny, tiny project I would have to start installing all sorts of cruft and that made me very unhappy. As I have mentioned previously RVM is a mess and it puts all sorts of demands on your system. Sure the ruby gurus have plenty of time and patience for this sort of thing. But for certain, I do not.sigh but I might do it anyway.