I’m going to tell two stories about the Ruby community. One happened
this past May (2018), and another happened in 2007. Both are about the
Ruby community. Both are about what we did and what we stand to
lose. Both are about trolls and how we handle them.
Five minutes on the Internet will find you somebody who thinks Ruby shouldn’t exist and is clearly inferior (try it!). Or pick a big tech company, especially an “Enterprise” company. Same thing – you’ll find a Ruby-hater in five minutes if you’re actually trying.
If Rubyists keep doing the right thing, this will be true forever. Let me explain.
What Ruby Rocks At
There’s a set of things Ruby is really good at. I’ll list some of them:
Prototyping new ideas
Anything web or HTTP
Stuff that doesn’t need to be fast
Reading other people’s code - Ruby is short and readable.
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