As far as programming languages go, Ruby is pretty awesome. It’s an ideal language for building business apps and websites, as it allows for rapid development and delivery especially when combined with the power of the Ruby on Rails a web applications framework. Ruby code is simple, elegant, and easy to read - a must for software developers and businesses who value their time.
Ruby is mature. With over 20 years of Ruby development, this means that:
- resources that help us to write Ruby code are abundant,
- the feature set has evolved dramatically,
- the kinks that will plague a bleeding edge technology have been ironed out,
- and the development community is both large and thriving
A plethora of existing code libraries, known as Ruby gems, save us time by not re-inventing the wheel - which allows us to concentrate on the business case-specific issues that need solving.