It’s pretty common for cheap web hosting providers to offer PHP, and relatively uncommon to offer Java (which is more of an enterprise programming language). Ruby — actually Ruby on Rails — seems to have become an additional option. I’m not curious enough to learn another programming language, but I wondered about what it was all about.
The Ruby programming language has taken the software world by storm, first as a scripting language that puts objects at the developer’s fingertips, and then via the influential and increasingly popular Rails web development framework.
Programmers who come from statically-typed languages to Ruby are astounded at their newfound productive. Programmers who come from other dynamically-typed languages are pleasantly surprised to find their favorite features in Ruby, designed well and easy to use.
In this podcast, Glenn joins Daniel Steinberg of DimSumThinking to talk about Ruby, some of the advantages of making Ruby your “go to” language, and some of the ways that Ruby will expand how you think about programming and programming languages.