Ruby vs. Go



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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

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Why do developers choose Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

Why do developers choose Go?
Why do you like Go?

What are the cons of using Ruby?
Downsides of Ruby?

What are the cons of using Go?
Downsides of Go?

What companies use Ruby?
2981 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Go?
1037 companies on StackShare use Go
What tools integrate with Ruby?
74 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Go?
53 tools on StackShare integrate with Go

What are some alternatives to Ruby and Go?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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