You advice please

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Wed Aug 13 14:50:08 CEST 2008

Hussein B a écrit :
> Hey,
> 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.
> My friends are about to open a Ruby/Rails shop and they are asking me
> to join them.
> 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.
> The sad fact (at least to me), Ruby is getting a lot of attention
> these days.
> Why Python isn't getting this attention although is a much more mature
> language and it is used by many big, big names?

RoR peoples are good at marketing. And Ruby's object model is probably 
less alien - at least at first sight - to the Java crowd than Python's 
object model is.

But still, Python seems to get some serious exposure - at least outside 
of the Java world - these last monthes.

> And do I dare to say it is much more charming?
> What do you think of Ruby/Rails? do they worth learning and working
> with?

Both are certainly worth learning. I can't tell about the "working with" 
part since I never used any of them for anything serious.

> Any way, I'm not leaving Python and I will try to study it every time
> I get a chance...
> Thanks.

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