re: The State of Ruby 2019: Is It Dying? VIEW POST

re: If you want to land a Job, then Ruby is dead. Ruby is like "The Second Best Store of the Town", it's not the better of anything.

I'd say it's still the best in regards to web-dev productivity.

  • C# Webforms = fastest to program.
  • PHP = The king of the hill.
  • Java = The power machine.

I can't justify creating any project in Ruby, it is not fast, the language is not suitable for big projects (it could create big projects but it shouldn't) and it is too niche if you want to hire more developers. And even the tool (IDE) is so-so.

Jorge, Ruby is a language, not an IDE. There’s no such thing as official IDE for Ruby. You just need the Ruby runtime and an editor (I use Vim, for instance).

Also, why C# is the “fastest to program”? I’ve never seen statically typed languages as the “fastest to program”.

Again, it always depends on the problem you’re trying to solve. There’s no such thing as the best programming language. It depends on the problem you’ve got.

I know that C# is a language versus an IDE. We can even program on C# using visual studio core, SharpDevelop and so on. However, it is the whole experience that it counts. Visual Studio + Resharper + C# it is a whole new experience, refactoring is quite easy, it's easy to spot typos (even without compiling), the salaries (for c# programmers) are higher. The only con is it works under windows server but Microsoft is working on it (core).


What can I say @JorgeCastro, your remarks on three languages seems far and between the hypothesis that exists only on your head. Webforms really!! What are we developing a web page?

PHP king of the hill, oh my Lord.

Sorry can't help but highlight your personal opinion might need slight adjustment as to what is fastest, king and power machine.

Google says that +70% of the websites are powered by PHP.

And Webforms is RAD, you could program a small table without even code, and if you add a proper component, you could create a stunning page in-no-time: pagination, editable, nested components, custom columns, sorted, ordered and so on.


Nuff said.

Cool, I'll make sure I check that out the next time I want something to look like a 1990s Oracle application.

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