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  1. In Topic: Is Ruby client or server side language?

    Posted 3 Aug 2015

    Ruby is technically neither and both at the same time. You could easily write a Ruby client and server, or make Rails into a client / server model. This is the same in any language.

    Now if you're talking about a web server and client code as in code that executes in the browser, it's a more touchy situation to which the short answer is no. The long answer is that Ruby has a framework called Opal which transpiles Ruby to Javascript code for the frontend, but that's probably beyond what you should worry with for now.
  2. In Topic: Difference between 'while' and 'until' loops

    Posted 3 Aug 2015

    Because it would be redundant. 9/10 times if you're using a while/until loop or for loop in Ruby, you're doing it wrong.
  3. In Topic: What is the main advantages of using Ruby

    Posted 3 Aug 2015

    Ruby is in the same general area as both Perl and Python, meaning it can be used for just about anything they frequent as well. Namely on that subject: System Administration. Many tend towards Python but I would argue that Ruby is far far more powerful in terms of expressiveness in many of the tasks necessary for a Unix admin. String manipulation, data munging, and other such tasks are made very trivial due to Ruby being in part a Functionally inspired language.

    Drop PHP. It doesn't exist unless you're required to use it.

    Java I would avoid as well, as it's unnecessarily verbose and wastes huge amounts of time on boiler plate. Some will argue your editor should generate it for you, but that's missing the point entirely and is a particularly insidious form of idiocy in my opinion. A language like Scala would be far more productive to use, even foregoing some of the more Functionally inspired elements.

    Ruby DOES have a JVM variant known as JRuby that can do pretty well anything Java can.

    Look into Service Oriented Architecture for interop, but if you didn't already know that I would venture to say you're new. If that's the case, one language at a time.

    Now as to why Ruby, I could write in one line what many Java programmers take hundreds to do. I can do this while maintaining very clear and articulate code, meaning no single letter variable names or obtuse shorthand codegolf style. This is entirely due to Ruby being Functionally inspired. You don't have to go to Haskell-like extremes to reap the benefits.
  4. In Topic: Real World Applications of Ruby

    Posted 1 Aug 2015

    One doesn't increase their pay grade without going above it in the first place, keep that in mind.
  5. In Topic: What is it like to work for a major tech company?

    Posted 2 Jul 2015


    This thread will give you a good idea of what reduce does and how you can organize a Reverse Polish Notation without the need to mutate any state.

    You'll notice I keep doing b ), mainly because of some odd forum bug that things b and close paren make a smily face in code blocks...

My Information

Member Title:
Pragmatism over Dogma
25 years old
June 22, 1990
Full Name:
Brandon Weaver
Years Programming:
Programming Languages:
Ruby, Javascript, Elixir, BASH, Haskell, Common Lisp, Scala, Clojure, C#, Perl, Python, and way too many others to reconcile with.

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Website URL  http://www.baweaver.com
Skype  keystonelemur


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    25 Mar 2014 - 00:45
    Hey are you the same lemur who used to be around the Computer Help Forums? I haven't been there since forever, but I saw your username and it looked familiar.
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    ric1989 Icon

    08 Mar 2014 - 07:56
    im a college student studying asp.net, html, css, java, and unity. Im pursuing a bachelor in computer science
    I wanted to know exactly what it takes to become a front-end web developer?
    How do i make an online portfolio?
    I've made simple html database page
    as class project.
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    mimimintan Icon

    14 Sep 2013 - 20:43
    Haha... I'm trying to get into development but I'm having a rough time. q w q Definitely not for the weak hearted I'm noticing. I think I still want to focus more on drawing, but programming seems like a new medium I want to explore, you know? >:3 (Yeah, I'm one of those brats who suddenly wants to make games with no previous experience hur...) It's good that you still d...
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    mimimintan Icon

    13 Sep 2013 - 04:35
    Just stalked and found your deviantArt (aka clicked "portfolio" out of curiosity)... Even though it's been a while since you've posted (I understand), there's some pretty neat stuff, I gotta say :D Just thought I'd drop by and say that.
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    jon.kiparsky Icon

    15 Dec 2012 - 23:42
    Good point. BTW, ran into Andrew this morning. First thing he said to me was "Sorry I haven't got back to your friend, busy week at work" Expect to hear from him.
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    PokeSTrainer Icon

    02 Oct 2011 - 17:49
    Hey Weaver
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    macosxnerd101 Icon

    25 Aug 2010 - 18:31
    I don't have a Facebook, so DIC profiles are like Facebook for me. :p
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    thefreemenucom Icon

    14 Mar 2010 - 10:21
    Added cuz of your reply to super browser : )
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