Ruby vs Visual Basic: What are the differences?
Developers describe Ruby as "A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity". 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. On the other hand, Visual Basic is detailed as "Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework". Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.
Ruby and Visual Basic can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
Ruby is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 4.23K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ruby's open source repository on GitHub.
Instacart, Shopify, and Stripe are some of the popular companies that use Ruby, whereas Visual Basic is used by Microsoft, XMLi5 Ltd., and Universidade CEUMA. Ruby has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2527 company stacks & 1114 developers stacks; compared to Visual Basic, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.