You advice please

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Wed Aug 13 14:40:24 CEST 2008

Álvaro G. Vicario a écrit :
> Hussein B escribió:
>> 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?
>> And do I dare to say it is much more charming?
> The opinion of a PHP developer who's playing with Python as well:
> I've come across Python almost everywhere. Many programs I use (or I've 
> evaluated) are written in Python or use it for scripting: source control 
> software (Subversion, Bazaar, Mercurial), IDEs (Komodo Edit), popular 
> web applications (Zope, Trac)... If you're looking for a script for 
> admin tasks your search results will probably contain something in 
> Python. If you want to build a Firefox extension you'll find a *.py file 
> sitting around.
> But I've never came across a Ruby app. Sure, I know Ruby exists and 
> people are very enthusiastic about it (though they often mistake it with 
> Ruby on Rails), but that's all.

Redmine is a nice alternative to Trac. And Twitter is certainly a 
well-known app too. (Yes, RoR apps in both cases...).

> Ruby is popular among bloggers but I'm not sure whether it's popular 
> among developers.

Almost as much as Python, I'd say. But both languages fight for the same 
niches in languages/techno ecosystem, and Python, being older, tend to 
get more visibility.

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