Ruby is Not Even Funny
“Ruby is Scheme mated with Perl in such a way that the best genes of both failed to exert a phenotype.”
-- frumious in reddit
At least Perl is hilarious. Ruby does not have the redeeming quality of being funny.
irb(main):003:0> ''.methods.length => 176
“ruby is what happens when some kid learns java then looks at perl and thinks ‘I can fix this!’.”
“I’ve recently come back to java after around 5-ish years doing mostly ruby. Know what? It’s been a breath of fresh air.” — user rufugee in Hacker News
Ruby’s Astonishing Performance
“Everything you heard about Ruby being slow is not true. It’s about twice as slow as that” — Ex-perl hacker now working with Rails
“Ruby performance tuning really feels like trying to get the best miles per gallon out of a tricycle.” — David R. MacIver
“Ruby performance tuning also feels like trying to bail out the ocean.” — David R. MacIver
Ruby on Rails
“Ruby on Rails, the PHP of a new generation.” — beefhooked
Rails Is A Ghetto – Legendary rant by Zed Shaw.
- A 78 method List class is about three times as bad as a 25 method List class, not three times as good. – Amazing that somebody (and a Java guy at that!) had to point this out.
- Ruby Accessors Considered Pernicious