So you heard the news??? Yes, Merb and Rails are going to merge in Rails 3 If thats true it will be a great merger o all times in ruby community. The largest framework of Ruby glued with the fastest one will be cool.
One of the thing which I loved in Merb is its agnostic feature. Specially ORM to quote. As I found Datamapper to be more efficient and useful then ActiveRecord in Rails. If we can use Datamapper in Rails it will be the coolest thing.
While trying Merb I also felt like most of the things are implemented in the same way as in Rails. So the basic difference is just in the values Merb advertise or rather built on …
* Being Agnostic
* Prefer Plugin
I am just waiting for Rails to adopt those values so it could be more efficient and more lovable 🙂