26 Sep '13, 9pm

Nobody Will Ever Win

Sarah Mei gave a talk at GoGaRuCo entitled "Why Hasn't Ruby Won?" It's a trick question; I haven't seen the talk itself, but at the end of the slide deck , Mei concludes: Ruby can't win, because language choices hinge on familiarity. And everyone who walks in Ruby's door has given their brain a different set of training data than you gave yours. So not everyone's going to be a match. This is a game where there is no winning. But there is definitely losing. Ruby could wither into a niche language like COBOL or Smalltalk. And none of us wants that. Daniel Fischer followed up this line of reasoning : We made our strides, and now we’re receding into history... We’ve reached a point where the innovation trends are happening outside of our bubble. If we continue with settling with what we have then Ruby and Rails will recede into a comfortable zone and stay around just like PHP....

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2013/09/nobody-will-ever...

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