Ruby milestone

Friday 6 January 2006

Last year was really a breakout year for the Ruby programming language, for example with the over-hyped news that Ruby books outsold Python. It seems like everywhere you look, Ruby is the next big thing, especially in web applications.

Now here’s another milestone: I noticed this on the Jifty home page:

Jifty is written in Perl. If you’re familiar with Ruby, Perl might feel like Ruby’s quirky big brother.

Seeing the venerable (if execrable) Perl introduced by relating it to Ruby is a real turnabout.

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