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Uronacid
post Jun 16 2011, 06:54 AM
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Hello All,

So I've been trying to learn a new programming language (Ruby). It's like the anti-python. They're both scripting languages. However, where python tends to be very ridged and strict with regards to syntax, ruby is very lenient. In fact, I can see many programmers hating it for that very reason. Sometimes the code you write in this language can be so loose, but black magic will allow it to run properly.

Anyway, there is a great tutorial which cover a good amount of the ruby language, syntax, structure, and a few functions/libraries. I encourage you all to install the language on your desktop and install Ruby Koans.

Ruby works on any operating system, and the base syntax is the same for each. There are a few functions that are custom to an OS. In fact, Ruby on windows is really sweet because it is very easy to access WMI.

Install: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/
Koans: http://rubykoans.com/

I'm on the koan "about_iteration.rb". I love this language. Figured I'd share it with you guys.
 
 
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post Jun 18 2011, 06:10 PM
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I don't necessarily think python is better, I just like the strict syntax. Python has been my favorite language for a long time now so I might be a bit biased
 
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post Jun 20 2011, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE(boot @ Jun 18 2011, 07:10 PM) *
I don't necessarily think python is better, I just like the strict syntax. Python has been my favorite language for a long time now so I might be a bit biased


Ha-ha, I understand. Many do not like python for that very reason. Like you said, it's a personal preference. ;)
 

Posts in this topic
Uronacid   Learn Ruby   Jun 16 2011, 06:54 AM
boot   python > ruby   Jun 16 2011, 04:12 PM
Uronacid   QUOTE(boot @ Jun 16 2011, 05:12 PM) pytho...   Jun 17 2011, 06:52 AM
serotonin   white > other   Jun 16 2011, 10:56 PM
boot   I don't necessarily think python is better, I ...   Jun 18 2011, 06:10 PM
Uronacid   QUOTE(boot @ Jun 18 2011, 07:10 PM) I don...   Jun 20 2011, 08:50 AM
mipadi   Despite the fact that I learned Python first, and ...   Jun 20 2011, 12:55 PM
Uronacid   QUOTE(mipadi @ Jun 20 2011, 01:55 PM) Con...   Jun 21 2011, 07:40 AM
mipadi   I did this for about_scoring_project: CODEdef sco...   Jun 21 2011, 02:00 PM
Uronacid   QUOTE(mipadi @ Jun 21 2011, 03:00 PM) I d...   Jun 21 2011, 02:36 PM


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