You advice please

Hussein B hubaghdadi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 11:43:16 CEST 2008


On Aug 13, 11:14 am, Alia Khouri <alia_kho... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hussein B wrote:
> > I'm a Java/Java EE developer and I'm playing with Python these days.
> > I like the Python language so much and I like its communities and the
> > Django framework.
>
> Sounds familiar... (-:
>
> > My friends are about to open a Ruby/Rails shop and they are asking me
> > to join them.
>
> In this case, I think you have to make decision that is not technology-
> centric but application-centric, and you should also consider closely
> the opportunity set and capability set available to you and your
> friends.
>
> > I don't know what, sure I'm not leaving Java, but they are asking me
> > to stop learning Python and concentrate on Ruby/Rails.
>
> I don't think you should stop learning anything that rings your bell..
> I love learning other languages (e.g. Haskell, Lua, Ruby, C#, Java,
> boo, etc..) and I will code projects as per the requirements at the
> time, but I tend to Python because, like you, I like the language and
> the community.
>
> In _addition_ to your love for Python and Django, why not learn Ruby/
> Rails? It's not a bad framework at all, and Ruby is quite fun to
> program in as well...?
>
> > The sad fact (at least to me), Ruby is getting a lot of attention
> > these days.
>
> Not a sad fact, What's good for ruby is good for python and vice
> versa... Friendly competition is always positive and usually good
> ideas cross-pollinate across the languages...
>
> > Why Python isn't getting this attention although is a much more mature
> > language and it is used by many big, big names?
>
> Who says Python is not getting attention? Last time I checked,
> Python's popularity was at all time high, and the big guns in the
> industry favor (witness Google AppEngine, Microsoft Ironpython
> preceding Ironruby, etc..)
>
> > And do I dare to say it is much more charming?
>
> That is an aesthetic judgement... (-:
>
> > What do you think of Ruby/Rails? do they worth learning and working
> > with?
>
> (see above)
>
> > Any way, I'm not leaving Python and I will try to study it every time
> > I get a chance...
>
> Good for you (-:
>
> > Thanks.

But this critisim looks so serious:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_programming_language#Criticism



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