Myth: Rails is a better framework for Ajax then WO.
Reality: WebObjects is actually a better framework for use with AJAX then Rails because it has a better component system then Rails. You spend a lot of time coding little tiny XML and HTML generators when doing Ajax and WO’s component system makes that very DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself).
Myth: WebObjects is hard to use with Ajax.
Reality: WebObjects is easy to use with Ajax, its just that there is only one known library for Ajax-WO support, and its not well documented. Even then the library only goes so far in that it just provides new components to wrap a few script.aculo.us tags. I think its more of a documentation gap, not a code gap.
I’m all for plugging that "documentation gap".
Update: Mike Schrag added Pierce’s post to the Programing WebObjects Wiki Book.