I have received an ominous message from the future. We should take
this seriously, as it could determine the fate of our Ruby lives as we
know them! Decrypted future-message below:
The evil #COBOTS have taken over the programming world and aim to rule
it with an iron fist.
The #COBOTS started by capturing all of the world’s rubies, sucking
the life force out of YARV, MRI, Rubinius, and even their former
enterprise ally JRuby. Soon after this initial attack on pleasant
coding, all dynamic languages fell to a similar fate.
As their lust for CPU cycles deepened, the #COBOTS took away the
parentheses from Lispers in their ivory towers, and even shattered the
beloved curly braces of the mighty C hackers. With all other
languages crushed under their robotic corporate might, the #COBOTS
seemingly had thrust the world into yet another dark age of COBOL
That was, until the Ruby Resistance began to form. Hiding beneath a
fallen code block, heroic and daring Matz was able to escape from the
initial strike. Taking life one object at a time, he began to rebuild
his community by teaching them the forgotten language of the elders.
Soon after, brave men and women of all ages began to re-learn what it
meant to be a Rubyist, and together, became the Ruby Resistance.
The call to action is simple: Commandeer as many evil #COBOTS as
possible, re-program them, and take back the world’s rubies. It is
the only way to ensure programmer happiness for ourselves and the
generations of hackers to come. Will you rise to the challenge?