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If anyone needs help with Ruby

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by SpaceX, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. SpaceX

    SpaceX Newbie

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    I am learning Ruby myself right now and have not seen many threads on BHW on it. If anyone needs help, just message me or post here.
     
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  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Why not just go straight to Java? Its the most popular language right now and for good reason.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That 's just your opinion. The guy is offering his help about Ruby, why would you want to start a holy war on programming languages instead?
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Not my opinion, Java is the most commonly used programming language. Because no one is going to come to this guy for help, he cannot possibly compete with the amount of resources on the internet.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    a) As I said, it 's just your opinion (and I 'll add it 's an uniformed one): http://www.langpop.com/

    b) You don't know if it 's going to be helpful or not, and at the very list, he 's offering he 's time; and he had no obligation to. And your response to that is to tell him to use Java? Here 's an idea, you can offer Java support for free if you think his offer is sub par to your standards.
     
  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Really? Your using stats from 2011 to tell me that my opinion is uninformed?
    http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
    https://sites.google.com/site/pydatalog/pypl/PyPL-PopularitY-of-Programming-Language
    http://top3world.com/best-programming-languages-2013/
    http://kundanshinde.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/top-10-most-popular-computer.html
     
  7. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Oh really?

    Data freshness isn't quite a deterministic factor when you count the wrong things. If you bother reading how tiobe determines its ranking table, it will be obvious to you (hopefully...) that tiobe 's ranking methodology is nonsensical at best.
     
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    lol, this is what you get for trying to be helpful now..
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    And the rest?
     
  10. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What rest?

    In Link #2 they just plug the terms into google trends ffs!

    Link #3 is a $10 article and #4 a $30 infographic.

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    Rule #1 about statistics. Always check the data & methodology.

    I love statistics. Btw, did you know that water is the main reason behind car accidents? 95% of drivers involved had consumed it up to 3 hours before. :D
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Water is also the sole cause of death, everyone that has consumed it has died or will die.
     
  12. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Exactly, that 's why you should take statistics with a huge grain of salt before reading the methodology and investigating the data sources.
     
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  13. WellGrounded

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    Can't go by what's the most popular language. In the web development world, practically no one uses Java. Java is intended for enterprise systems, legacy server software, and Android applications. If you're looking to build web applications, web crawlers, auto-posters, and other blackhat tools, Ruby by a mile is a way better fit. Practically no one uses Ruby on these forums because the barrier of entry is quite high. Even though Ruby is actually an easier language to understand over PHP, deployment is one of Ruby's weakpoints.
     
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