Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ruby refugees flocking to Python?

I just wanted to put it out there that I know at least one person who was very fired up about Ruby, only to find out that all the available Ruby jobs are for Ruby-on-Rails programmers. He doesn't like Web programming, so what was he to do? You guessed it -- he started to learn Python :-)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or there are jobs that don't mention ruby, but can use ruby. IE system administration. Of course python is just as good in the same area.

Michael said...

That's my situation exactly. I could care less about web programming with RoR as a career direction. I do it because by bosses expect me to do at least some. In the meantime, I do much greater system work with Python, which I love.

Anonymous said...

Antecdotal evidence, a misleading headline makes. Thanks a bunch.

Anonymous said...

Wow! One person switches to Python. That qualifies you to use the word "flocking". Interesting.

I have a friend who wanted an iPhone, but couldn't afford it so he got a Tracfone. Guess what!! People are flocking from the iPhone to get prepaid phones.

Anonymous said...

You know _one_ developer who did it, and yet you title your post like there were hundreds of cases you had witnessed ?
Seems like someone's trying to pump his blog's stats with some sensationalist title...

Paddy3118 said...

Ouch,
The phrase "I could care less" grates on my British ears :-)

See http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:omUbeE8hH0wJ:www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ico1.htm+%22could+care+less%22+%22couldn%27t+care+less%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=uk

- Paddy.

Anonymous said...

The phrase "I could care less" grates on my American ears as well.