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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Hello anyone. I've been programmin in Ruby for about 2 years, and try to use it whenever I need a utility or small application for automating some mundane task so I can keep up to speed with it. Most of my day-to-day work is done in C#, VB6, and sometimes Java.

I'd like to see if we can find a way to get some interest here so there will be more discussion and questions about Ruby. Probably not, I suppose, or it would already be happening.

In my area, the job postings rarely request Ruby programmers, and I've only met a few folks at various programmers user groups who are using it, or even working with it on a regular basis.

How is it is your area?

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Old November 14th, 2006, 10:40 AM
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Hey Woody,

I keep an eye on this forum from time to time, but as you say its pretty quiet. I learned ruby last year, and moved my organisational intranet accross to using rails shortly afterwards. There doesn't seem to be much call for ruby skills yet, but I have a feeling that rails in particular is going to be massive, so I'm trying to be a little ahead of the curve on it. I'm mainly into perl, java and bits of php and c.

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Hello Charlie,

I messed with Rails for a while, but since we don't use it at work it was just a learning experience.
I mostly work in C#, VB6, and Java - along with all the supporting stuff like SQL, XML/XSLT, etc.
Ruby has been fun to work with, and I've enjoyed learning it - I just don't have much use for it on the projects at work. I'm hoping to find more little projects that are incidental to what our "real" work is so that I can continue to get practical experience with Ruby.

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God. The Ruby is the best and cool high level language. It's easy and useful. But nobody want to use. Maybe must wait like python before. Too slowly comes to the programmming field.

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There are a lot of users... just not so many posting about it here.

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yes, i would like to get involved in Ruby......just not sure EXACTLY what it is yet? :-)

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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:49 AM
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You are making a little joke, I think?
But if you are serious, Ruby is an open-source object-oriented scripting language that is a lot of fun to play around with. I've written a few serious utilities in Ruby, and try to use it whenever I get a chance.

The main benefit to me so far is that it gets me thinking a little differently than the other languages I use in my daily work.

You can easily download the installers and start messing with it in just a few minutes, and the resources on the web are continuously growing.

I can gather up a few links about Ruby if you need them, but a good starting point is http://www.ruby-lang.org

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what have you written in Ruby? anything available online?

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Nothing I have written in Ruby is available on line.††The apps I have are utilities I use in developing code (mostly C#), doing XSLT transformations, making backups of files, managing configuration files, and other stuff like that.

But there is a lot of code on line including a lot of open sources stuff.

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are there any site written in Ruby? or partially-written in Ruby?
so Ruby is open-source then? do you offer your work for download at a cost?

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