Occassionally I hear interesting things about a scripting language called Ruby. The other day I actually starting playing with it. The thing that actually precipitated my venture into the language was a blog post by Scott Hanselmann about using Ruby for unit-testing web apps. I thought "what an interesting idea". So I’ve been playing with it during break times and such for the last few days.
It is still a little early to decide if I’m really going to enjoy the syntax or not. We’ll see. As for IDE’s that run on Windows, I’ve narrowed it down to two that I want to try out longer, Mondrian and FreeRIDE. Both are written in Ruby. We’ll see which one comes out on top.
If any of you out there have played with Ruby, drop me a comment or email and tell me about your experience with it, and why you like it (or not).