Quote Originally Posted by Dr Livingston
Every other language has had time to mature, be it Java, Python, PHP or Perl. Ruby is brand new and shinny, but very few people know more than what they've seen in the adverts.
You may not like Ruby and have your reasons for it, but to say that its "brand new" is simply not true.

Ruby was born in 1993
History of Ruby

PHP was born in 1995
History of PHP

Incidentally, I happen to think that judging the quality of a language by its age will not get you anywhere. Or do you program a lot in Cobol and Fortran?