Another area where Django shines is authentication and authorization and the seamless way they work with the Django admin. As a newbie to Django I felt the experience of using them was almost effortless. I think Rails would be wise to bake these into the framework since virtually every project needs authentication and authorization. We are already fragmented between Cancan and CanCanCan (I hope I won’t live to see CanCanCanCan), and then there’s Pundit. And Rolify. And who knows what else. It’s just authorization, not rocket science. I’m sure we can agree on an approach that works for most people and bake it into the framework. The Django community did just that.
It’s been a wild and wonderful experience. Founding a startup is an upside-down version of traditional employment: initially you’ve no idea if the company will take off nor if it’ll ever turn into a full-time job, then as it grows you keep on being thrust into new and different jobs. It’s reasonably common to end up doing jobs you’ve never done before. You can accumulate responsibility faster than you can learn how to harness it.