Django handles lots of traffic with ease; Django sites have survived slashdottings, farkings, and more. Here are some notes on how we tweak our servers to get that type of high performance.
(Via Simon Willison Blogmarks.)
I’m getting much more interested in frameworks that dramatically increase development productivity and ease, like Django and RoR. I’m so invested in PHP that it’s a little hard to pull myself away from it, and I sorta wish there were a comparable framework for PHP, but nothing is close yet (although a few, like Cake and PRADO, have a fair bit of promise).