Tag: ruby

Programming in Ruby: A critical look at the pros and cons
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Programming in Ruby: A critical look at the pros and cons

Originally posted on searchapparchitecture.techtarget. While Ruby showcases an impressive spread of beneficial features, there are still specific shortcomings that may explain why its adoption numbers have been conspicuously erratic. Since its release in 1995, programmers have used Ruby for both web development and higher-level server management projects. Whether a novice or veteran, Ruby and the...

How I patched Python to include this great Ruby feature
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How I patched Python to include this great Ruby feature

Originally posted on opensource. What I learned from adding “else-less” functionality to Python, as inspired by Ruby. Ruby, unlike Python, makes lots of things implicit, and there’s a special kind of if expression that demonstrates this well. It’s often referred to as an “inline-if” or “conditional modifier”, and this special syntax is able to return one value when...

How to Install and Use Ruby on Linux Distributions
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How to Install and Use Ruby on Linux Distributions

Originally posted on ubuntupit. Ruby is one of the most used and easy to use programming languages. Ruby is an open-source, object-oriented interpreter that can be installed on a Linux system. Many programmers prefer Python over Ruby to start learning basic programming, but Ruby can handle large web-frameworks and web applications. Once you start learning Ruby,...

Why learn… a statically typed language?
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Why learn… a statically typed language?

Most people’s first programming language is a dynamically typed, interpreted language – JavaScript, Python or Ruby. These are excellent languages to learn programming with, and you can be very productive with all three of them. But there’s a separate category of languages in widespred use: statically typed, compiled languages – C, Go, Java, C# and...