If you are a PHP developer and looking to learn a new programming language, Matthew is suggesting you to learn Ruby. The reflection is very short and consistent from a PHP developer, where you should start from, and what you should learn. Some findings in the blog posts :
- No more braces and semicolons, and you will not miss them too. In the same time the code feels a little cleaner.
- Everything is an object, and it’s very handy. As you can call a standard set of functions on the objects, in a fluent-style, without having to add that functionality yourself
- Ruby’s very Expressive, very Fluid ! The process seems more intuitive.
And to conclude :
If you’re a PHP developer and looking to learn another language, to approach software challenges from a different perspective, then I whole-heartedly encourage you to learn Ruby.
If you have to learn a new programming language, what would be your first choice ?