Reflections on Ruby from a PHP Developer

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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 ?

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