Constraints can lead to greater freedom

LJ: Ruby on Rails is a framework for Web application development that promises–and delivers–a powerful, productive and fun platform for building dynamic Web sites. A framework can be thought of as a library– a collection of functions for your application to use–but it’s also more than that, it’s a system of constraints for your code. Why would constraints be a good thing? Because by embracing constraints for a specific purpose, you actually enable creativity by focusing energy on the problem at hand.

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