For me, I find generally ruby is “nice”.
- Easy to do a gui (Either locally or via the web using rails
- Easy to use a database (In 6 months I’ve done Oracle, Pervasive,
Unify, Firebird, and dbase)
- Generally easy to “script” to everything from LDAP to telnet and
screen scrap the web
- Easiest to learn (Python was easy to, but the web framework is less
- I think if you want to do a “exe” py2eye is sweet. I need to find the
equiv for ruby
- Python I think has better graphics libraries (My pcxtojpg didnt
require ImageMagik, and is a easy to use command line exe)
7… I hacked a Color Profile with ruby and bitstructs, so hacking
packets is pretty easy to
I learned python 18 months ago, I learned ruby 9 months ago. I’ve not
touched python since.
Also check out shoes.
I love ruby so much I even invested in 6 books. (But you dont need them
as almost everything is on the web).
If I had any compaint about ruby, its that its “too” easy.
Nice problem to have.
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From: Phillip G. [email protected]
To: ruby-talk ML [email protected]
Sent: Monday, 28 April 2008 6:21:00
Subject: Re: Ruby For Hackers
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Luka Lukako wrote:
| Which learn first, python, perl or java? which is more easy?
| 1. python
| 2. perl
| 3. and java?
They are all equally easy or hard to learn, nowadays, especially if you
already know your way around technical documentation, or know how to use
a search engine.
(I know that ‘Dive into Python’ is available for free as electronic
version, which is sort of similar to Programming Ruby).
Zero defects: The result of shutting down a production line.
~ – Kelvin Throop III, “The Management Dictionary”
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