Re: Is ruby a viable corporate alternative?

From: Mr P [mailto:[email protected]]

Our team uses Perl for almost 100% of our projects, as we have for the
past 10 year or so. At that point we broke from the C/C++ herd and
never looked back. Our productivity has been the best in the
corporation since, and we hear nothing but complaints and bad-mouthing
from the Java/C++ cadre since their design and implementations are
typically 5-10X what ours are…

What do you need to accomplish with your programming? How important is
quick development time? How important is high-speed performance of the
code? Are you crunching numbers? Processing images? Scripting other
applications? Creating web applications? Writing network applications?
Interacting with databases? Processing large amounts of text?