Rubyst birthday

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Today marks one year since i uploaded my first gem and became a rubyst. I'm glad i'm a rubyst and not something else. Some of the reasons why i chose ruby:

  • Ruby is designed for programmer productivity and fun. It's syntax is elegant and easy to learn.

  • Ruby standard library is full of useful modules and classes.

  • Generating and reading ruby docs is simple thanks to rdoc and ri.

  • Rubygems make it easy to create, publish and download ruby libraries.

  • I tried various web development frameworks and found rails to be the most pleasant one to use. Rails convention over configuration helped me to accomplish more with less code.

  • My birth stone is the ruby. The word "ruby" is only four letters long and relatively easy to type.