2005.03.01

Ruby is the new thing…

I mean Ruby ain’t new, I seem to remember seeing it many many years back, though I had no use for it.

I’m still not sure I have a real use for it, but this Ruby on Rails thing does look interesting, and people are saying that PHP may lose out to Ruby eventually… Of course PHP has some steam left it in as well.

You know, I’m still a Perl guy at heart, but I ended up getting into PHP because the apps I was interesed in were written in PHP. Perhaps someday the apps I’m interested in will be written in Ruby, and then I’ll take a look at it.

As it stands today this isn’t good:

  bash$ which ruby
  /usr/bin/which: no ruby in (/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/home/pete/bin)

Besides, if I look at certain companies I know, PHP is just now beginning to make inroads and find more use, so it may be years before Ruby shows up.

No matter, I have nothing against Ruby, I mean, as long as I can avoid ASP and ColdFusion, I’ll be fine. Heck, I’ll even deal with JSP! ;)

3 Responses to “Ruby”

  1. HaroldNo Gravatar says:

    Well, that is odd. Ruby is installed in /usr/bin on my machines and as I have never done anything in Ruby it should be part of the default install methinks.
    There’s also loads of libs in /usr/lib/ruby/1.6.

    This is on OS X 10.3.8.

  2. Harold, I was checking my server, which is running Red Hat 9. My install of OS X does indeed have Ruby installed…

  3. l.m.orchardNo Gravatar says:

    Dude. I wish I could avoid ASP. *hides the gvim window on the WinXP machine at work* And it’s not even ASP.NET.

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