I’ve been interested in Ruby for quite a while now, but since I’m
unfortunately not doing it professionally, I don’t have time to get
deeper in it, which is frustrating me quite a bit.
That’s why I’ve decided to start looking for a Ruby developer position.
Since I’ve only coded Ruby for my own pleasure, I was wondering what the
professional environment in Ruby looks like.
Ruby is also said to be pretty maintainable. But since I’ve only worked
professionally in Java, I somehow couldn’t agree with that one.
When I code for myself, I just have a few classes, and I know how to use
them. And my code wouldn’t really be more then a few hundred lines.
Since Ruby is not typed, one doesn’t really know what to expect from a
method call created by someone else without going to the method
definition (hence, waste of time). In Java for instance, you have nice
IDEs telling you what you have at each moment, which methods are
available and so on. (Maybe new Ruby IDEs do it too, I only used
“tweaked” text editors for my small needs)
So jumping in a code which hasn’t been written by yourself, how can you
really maintain it?
Since I jused to be a small Java coder, I guess this aspect of Ruby is
for me the most difficult part (in order to be a daily Ruby coder, not a
If anyone has any advices about the professional world in Ruby, please
feel free to comment.
Also an other question regarding this forum.
I also quite like Shoes/Raisins. And I haven’t found any forum
specificly for it.
Since there is a specific forum for FXRuby or wxRuby, why not having one