This shit is like nothing I have ever looked at before. I know PHP, but I was thinking more like using Python or Perl for this project I'm working on, learning them in the process. It's a website, basically, that needs to interact with a lot of web services (via XML RPC I think, it's so simple). It's actually not all that complicated, the website, but I was looking at ruby on rails, and I used to be interested in learning Plone, but I can't figure out if it will be useful for anything I have in mind. I'm used to programming the old school way - simple text editor, get a proper structure with #includes or what have ya, compile it or visit it in your browser. What is the advantage of learning this next-gen RoR or Plone stuff? It's not even the language that gets me, it's the method. I figure, the world seems to want this shit so I should learn it, but it's so fucking different and I don't get the point really, so maybe the worlds being stupid again, or someone run me through it, please.