Programming Ruby

Posted on November 24, 2007  Comments (2)

Why I Program In Ruby (And Maybe Why You Shouldn’t):

Harmony and balance make you feel good. American Rubyists frequently take up all the points of Ruby’s power, expressiveness, and efficiency, but they don’t seem to register the point that Ruby was designed to make you feel good. Even Rubyists who want to explain why Ruby makes them feel good often fail to mention that it was expressly designed for that exact purpose.

Don’t program in Ruby because you want power or efficiency. Don’t program in Ruby because you think you “should”, either. Program in Ruby because you like it. And if you don’t like it, don’t program in it.

Very nice article discussing the importance of joy in work. I enjoy programming in Ruby on Rails.

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2 Responses to “Programming Ruby”

  1. Anonymous
    December 7th, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    Hey, I just wrote a long comment and got deleted saying: you failed the challenge! What? It asked me to do (4 + 6) = 10 * 8 = 80 right? oh, or was it trying without the parenthesis? anyways. I just wanted to say that Ruby does feel good and is powerful too. Coffee, TextMate, iTunes and a little bit Ruby.

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