Having heard great things about Ruby I decided to pick it up juct recently. My initial impressions are that I really like the syntax. Having coded in PHP the last 2 years, I was wondering what you thought were the advantages Ruby has over PHP and what would be the reasons to decide to use Ruby over PHP. I have read that Ruby is a lot slower, so in contrast I would like to know what you think it does better than PHP.

Any thoughts?

Thanks