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Is ruby language dying?


I am a newbie in programming and I am choosing Ruby as my first language. But, I have read some articles and heard from my friends that the Ruby language is slowly dying and will be ignored after 10 years.

I chose Ruby because I find the language easy and so called sexy and straight forward and I believe the potential of this language. Also, I want to build a website in which I can use it to preach the Gospel of Christ.

Please enlighten me guys.

Thank you.

1 Answer

Tom Finet
Tom Finet
7,027 Points

Ruby on rails is an extremely popular framework built on ruby for building web applications and is certainly not dying. I however prefer python as it too has a very simple syntax and is perfect for beginners and for building games using the popular pygame library. I cant name many uses of ruby other than web apps but I am sure there are some, its not the most demanded programming language, thats for sure, however it has its uses.

Hope this helps ... hopefully?