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What's your opinion on Ruby?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Nick1, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Nick1

    Nick1 Junior Member

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    Is it good/bad/somewhere in between?
     
  2. licorne101

    licorne101 Registered Member

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    A programming language is only as good as its programmer and the frameworks and api available.
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    tell you what OP, let me know what kind of program you want to make / what type of coding you want and i shall tell you whether Ruby is the best.

    But word of warning, Ruby is quite a steep learning curve
     
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  4. Nick1

    Nick1 Junior Member

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    I'm into bot making mainly. Scrapers with abilities to login/create profiles on forums are what I'm working on right now.

    I'm looking for something that is convenient and quick. Something I can customize POST/GET request, follows redirection, good parsing libraries, etc without too much hassles. Nothing too fancy.

    It's not that I don't enjoy learning more about programming, but time is a bit tight unfortunately.
     
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    dgruergerugerhiye BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ruby is fucking awesome. it produces the cleanest code and is very intuitive.

    if you're into scraping check out gems like mechanize, watir, event manager, nokogiri etc etc.
     
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    Ruby is indeed fucking awesome. Can you believe how easy web-automation can really be with mechanize? If only it could handle javascrpt now, oh well guess theres no way around constructing those ugly openers.
     
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    gheegh Newbie

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    +1 for ruby as well. I'm crawling/scraping/parsing a half million pages a day with it.
     
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    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    +1 ruby is very cool and easy also check out python and node.js
     
  9. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    guys can you elaborate how simple is it to post a wordpress comments with ruby/mechanize?

    still havent got to get my head around this library
     
  10. xenon2010

    xenon2010 Regular Member

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    its nice and strong language...
    its not about the language really its about whither you will like it or not..