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How hard is ruby to learn and what is it good for?

Asked by ariklewis (8points) August 8th, 2008
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damien's avatar

Ruby is very easy to pickup. The idioms it provides and the way it is (or should be) written makes for code which is very easy to read and understand.

What’s it good for? Well, what do you want to do? If you’re into web dev, have a look into merb or rails. If desktop apps are more your thing, RubyCocoa is worth a
look into.

jrpowell's avatar

Ruby is easy to learn. I use it for stuff like rmagick and Hpricot but I will never touch RoR again.

If you want a framework to build a web based application in I would look at Django. Django is similar but it can actually scale.

damien's avatar

Rails can scale.. Sure, the early days of twitter gave it a bad name in the past, but it’s come on a long way since then.

AlexChoi's avatar

@johnpowell can you provide some examples about Rails not scaling?

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