(I've just seen a really interesting panel on Fairytale retellings at #Dublin2019, where The Beauty and the Beast was referenced a lot.)
I need a printer recommendation. Details at this link, but replies here are appreciated as well.
Currently freezing in KC, where I'm jealous of all the folks at #RubyConf in LA.
I downloaded Brave browser yesterday. It seems to work pretty well, although Hulu doesn't like it. It has the highest score on https://html5test.com/ of any browser I have, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
@brian_kephart infosec stuff, data mining, ETL, everyday scripting. Ruby wasn't always the best option for these things, but as more non-web-dev gems were published things became better.
@brian_kephart I had never heard of Ruby until I bought RPG Maker VX Ace in 2011. After using it in that program, I fell in love. I still haven't used Rails to this day (not that I'm avoiding it, I just haven't had a reason to yet)
@dekkzz78 In theory, Ruby is a general purpose language, and you can use it for anything. In practice, the majority of Ruby developers are Rails developers. I still think it's a great language, but I wish we would branch out more.
I see a lot of folks on here bemoaning that Ruby is so closely associated with web development in general and Rails in particular. As someone who learned Ruby specifically to make a web app, I'm curious about other ways people came to learn the language.
If you initially learned Ruby for something other than web programming, what was it?
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