Quick Ruby Workout and Poor Software Ahead
Wow, I thought about trying out Ruby quite a while ago but didn't bother installing a webserver/interpreter for that. Been too lazy.
But when faced with 'Try Ruby' there can be no excuse (from Download Squad). It is an interactive Ruby interpreter right there in your browser window, including an interactive tutorial. Get started with Ruby in seconds.
In other news I welcome the opening of several companies to give away some of their best software products for free use:
- Oracle: Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
- Microsoft: Visual Studio Express Editions (Including Visual Web Developer, SQL Server, VB, C#, C++, J# and MSDN Express)
- Sun: Sun Studio 11
While I think in general this is good news for all developers I also expect more faulty software approaching us in the future because now less experienced people/developers have easier access to more advanced development tools and are able to produce low-quality software faster than ever before. But on the other hand those tools also include better debugging tools than almost anything other available at that price. We'll see...