"Vitamin R goes straight to the head. Ruby will teach you to express your ideas through a computer. You will be writing stories for a machine. The language will become a tool for you to better connect your mind to the world." Slate compiles the mystery of _why
posted by oulipian
on Mar 15, 2012 -
- A lightning talk by Gary Bernhardt from CodeMash 2012, on the peculiarities of some popular scripting languages. (Single video link, around 4 minutes in length.)
posted by Slap*Happy
on Feb 2, 2012 -
In this century, you may have dozens of programming languages lurking on your machine. But how to use them?? A fundamental secret! Well, no more. We cannot stand for that. Hackety Hack
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posted by signal
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Web programmers take note, gotAPI
is an excellent collection of searchable programming references wrapped up into a customizable interface.
posted by Roger Dodger
on Sep 21, 2006 -
is at an all time high, as this chart will clearly demonstrate. And thanks to the magical people at Bellygraph.com
, I can create & update charts to illustrate all the trends that matter to me, from my own personal awesomeness to total number of pugs owned or whatever other metric I choose.
posted by jonson
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Warning: Geek Hype Alert! Artima.com
has just launched a new on-line magazine, Ruby Code & Style
. They already host Web `zines for two long-time, corporate powerhouse languages, C++
. For their next subject one might have expected them to go with Python
or perhaps Perl
, but instead they picked Ruby
Need more proof Ruby's time has come? The Fifth International Ruby Conference
, to be held this week in San Diego, CA, is sold out. The attendance is triple what is was last year. Any readers of Slashdot here likely do not need yet another mention of Ruby on Rails
, which has spread like wildfire. But Agile Web Development with Rails
is currently in the top 500 over-all sales rank on Amazon, and currently #2 in the Computers and Internet Programming
While MeFi tends to focus on more socially-broad topics, I know there is a cadre of geeks here. So, tell me: Is this it for Perl, Python, and PHP? Are the P* languages to be sent packing? Or is this swell of Rubymania just a passing fad, the results of overblown blog hype? And what other programming languuages might be lurking to become The Next Big Geek Thing? (I'm still waiting for Lisp to assume return triumphant.)
posted by Ayn Marx
on Oct 10, 2005 -