So, I’ve been looking at the job market and apparently c# isn’t “cool” anymore. Ok, c# was never “cool” which is a shame because c# is a great, GREAT language. AND .net, despite what all the cool kids say, well, it’s fucking cool too.
Despite c# + .net being incredibly elegant, mature, and able to scale quite easily, the fact is the type of companies I want to work for/with simply aren’t interest in .net, and why should they be? It involves running windows for a start, and why would anyone want to do that (I myself write .net in a VM on my Mac).
In order to learn Ruby I’ve been following a great series of posts on RubySource by a fellow named Claudio Lassala written specifically for .net devs looking to switch.
I’m almost through all the tutorials (plus a few others on RubySource) and am getting ready to write some code. However, I thought in this post I’d share my initial thoughts so far: