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Jose Balaguer
Jose Balaguer
17,473 Points

Best languages and tools to build asynchronous apps?

I started with JavaScript and like to know alternatives. Is async programming simpler in Ruby? Any info is welcome. Thanks.

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

No, it's not easier with Ruby. Probably the best tool for async apps right now is NodeJS. It's more more naturally capable of doing it.

You can do things like this in other languages, but it's not what it was originally intended to do. In the interest of more information, Ruby's most popular gem right now for this is event machine, found here: https://github.com/eventmachine/eventmachine