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What sucks in Ruby, and why X is better in some other language

A critical look at our own tools, frameworks and idiosyncracies, and an opportunity to talk about something cool from our other favorite languages.

Bonus: We can also have fun defending our sacred cows.

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  • Kyle Shipley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Some other higher-level ideas:

    Implicit vs. explicit
    Open classes vs. e.g. Clojure's protocols
    Monoliths vs. microservices
    Mixins vs. composition

    These don't require deep knowledge of other languages to have an interesting conversation, although knowledge of other languages / development styles might help inform your opinions.

  • Adminunixmonkey1 (Admin, Indianapolis Ruby Brigade) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Go - Binaries compiled are statically linked to be cross-platform, no worries about system libs.
    Erlang - Concurrency and resilience
    JS - One-language stack
    Many things - Strong typing
    Swift - playground editor?
    Smalltalk - tight editor/vm integration
    Scala - customizable macros
    Haskell - Pure functions & Immutability

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