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igneousquill
June 1st, 2009, 03:16 AM
For the past few months I've been learning an object-oriented programming language. I'm trying to get into system administration, and the purpose of the language is to be one more tool for the job. In other words, I don't intend to do serious software development. The trouble is that the startup where I work (not yet as a sysadmin) uses Ruby primarily, and the language I am learning not at all.

I'm not mentioning the other language because I REALLY don't want to start another one of those languageX vs languageY threads. What I would like to know is this: Is Ruby popular at all with the Linux crowd, and would it be helpful to a system administrator?

Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this for me.

SunnyRabbiera
June 1st, 2009, 03:50 AM
Ruby is indeed popular with the linux community, as is python, and pearl.

blithen
June 1st, 2009, 04:23 AM
Ruby is indeed popular with the linux community, as is python, and pearl.
Isn't it perl?

SunnyRabbiera
June 1st, 2009, 04:26 AM
Isn't it perl?

ah sorry.
Tired

Bios Element
June 1st, 2009, 04:29 AM
ah sorry.
Tired

We do not forgive your errors...Hang him! >.<


Really, I'm not a fan of Ruby. (Python man) But if that's what you need to use, then so be it.

CharmyBee
June 1st, 2009, 04:42 AM
I prefer PeeAge P, Piethon, Leuah and Jarva. Haven't tried Ruby though.

ghindo
June 1st, 2009, 06:00 AM
Ruby on Rails is incredibly popular right now for the web development crowd, so it's probably a decent language to learn.

igneousquill
June 1st, 2009, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the opinions everyone. Still uncertain about making the switch, but I'll give Ruby a try.

baseface
June 1st, 2009, 07:15 PM
i love ruby.