“Ruby is kicking butt” – Tim O’Reilly

Ruby is kicking butt—I really liked that quote from one of Tim O’Reilly’s posts on the State of the Computer Book Market (which he does annually).

Of course, he’s talking about book sales specifically in the category of programming languages. As a Ruby advocate, the best part for me was the statistics for Ruby book sales compared to other dynamic languages:

Ruby continues its meteoric ascent. In book sales, it is now slightly larger than Python, 80% the size of Perl, and 1/3 the size of PHP. As more publishers jump on the Ruby and Rails bandwagons, we expect these numbers to grow even more significantly next quarter.


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