Over the last year there have been a number of wanna-be Rails copycats (this is a good thing). But none of them have yet matured to the point where they could be considered a serious alternative to Rails.
Now there’s a new kid on the block who claims to be a viable alternative to Rails: Django (how do you pronounce that?). Well… at least Jason Huggins at ThoughtWorks thinks so. I have no idea if this assertion is true. But I’d really like to here from any Python fans who check it out (especially if you already know Rails).