Cool, glad that's what YOU are using it for. Zend on the other hand is attempting to position PHP in the enterprise, hence their moves at getting support from IBM and Oracle, two BIG names in the "enterprise".Originally Posted by bonefry
First off, Ruby is just a language, not a web development movement. I believe you mean Rails. To top it off, Ruby is a scripting language, that set off to be a better, cleaner perl, not exactly what I'd call targeted towards the enterprise. Also, it doesn't have a VM (I assume you mean Virtual Machine) it has an interpreter, just like PHP. Which amazingly gives it the same "shared nothing" mentality that you mention for PHP. There is a move to get Ruby 2.0 based on an actual VM, but that's more for performance and platform reasons, that to get it to be head-to-head with Java et al.Wherever Apache is, so is PHP. PHP, for its small to medium who-gives-a-damn-if-not-scalable web scripts doesn't need threads. But Ruby is targeting the world of application servers and heavyweight web scripts. And it shows imaturity when a language feature (threads) is not supported in the VM.
Now if you can provide me some evidence of where Ruby (or even Rails, which is what I believe you to mean) is targetting the enterprise, as opposed to the same basic niche that PHP fills, by all means do.
Please refrain yourself from talking about Ruby until you at least get a grasp at whether you're arguing about Rails (a web development framework) or Ruby (a scripting language).God, please don't let MiiJaySung to talk about Ruby anymore, I feel like I can't take it