In Qcon London 2008 conference , I attended a panel discussion for what type of projects should we use rails. As one of the audience mentioned during the discussion, that all the panel members were pro-ruby :) It is not a big deal, but I just thought it was funny. I have lot of respect for all those panel members.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The discussion for some reason was totally off topic. Probably the discussion about what types of project can be implemented using rails happened like 5% of time. Most of the discussion was about why nobody from ruby community was worried about ruby running so slow in Windows. Someone from audience mentioned if Ruby community wants ruby to become mainstream and accepted as a language by all enterprises, it should run faster in Windows. Panel members said that they do not really care that much about ruby getting accepted in Enterprises. They told that they are doing it because Ruby as a language makes easy for them to solve the problems.
I totally accept that. If I find a language that is helping me to solve a problem more eloquently, than I will use that language. I do not care whether that language will be accepted by all big enterprises or not. If there is someone smart in those enterprises, than s/he will decide what language is good for solving their particular problem.
But one question enterprises will be asking, "who is responsible for RUBY ?" so that they can blame them when something goes wrong.