Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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RE: Ruby Advocation
by phil on Fri 14th May 2004 17:13 UTC

Every time I hear someone talk about how great Ruby is, they sound so... similar to how everyone else saying the same thing sounds. You never, EVER read someone's post saying, "Ruby's great! It's pretty clean. It's my fav." Oh no. It's always more along the lines of, "I used to use other languages. Then I found Ruby. Until you learn Ruby, you know not the secrets of Universal Nirvana and Enlightenment, which I have attained through learning RUBY."

OK, I'll say it: Ruby's great! It's pretty clean. It's my fav. ;-)

The reason you hear about people saying they've 'found Ruby' is that Ruby is indeed a very nice programming language. So nice that programming in other languages just seems like a lot of work by comparison. Yes, I'll admit, at this point Ruby is my primary language (it's the tool I reach for first), but I still have to do some C/C++ (and when I do, oh, the pain!)

Give it a try and see if you come to the same conclusion. What's wrong, are you afraid that you'll be spoiled and not want to program in other languages?