Ruby, on the other hand, is a dynamic, object-oriented, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language. It was developed also in 1995 by a team led by Yukihiro Matsumoto. Ruby can be used for various purposes, but, in web development, it is typically used on the server side. Thus, people generally consider it as a server-side language.
Learning and Implementation
On the other hand, learning Ruby is actually quite easier for a beginner that does not have much programming background because the syntax is easy to read and understand. After just a short period of time, you will be able to write and execute Ruby programs and solve complex algorithm challenges.
As a programmer, there is an argument that the most important thing to master is not the programming language syntax. Instead, it is the ability to identify problems, understand algorithms, create solutions, and choose the right technology to solve a particular problem. Ruby gives you that ability while minimizing syntactic mastery issues thanks to the relatively simple syntax.
Linguistic and Syntactic
In Ruby, you can set variables and hashes using shorter lines. Semicolons (;) are not obligatory. As long as you are writing only one statement per line, you won’t have to end each statement with a semicolon.Ruby usually uses the end of the line (the return character, a.k.a. the ‘enter’) as the ending of a statement. If it encounters a return character while still expecting something to follow, it is smart enough to continue looking to the next line. However, if you are writing more than one statements in a line, you will have to separate the statements using semicolons.
Methods in Ruby that don’t take arguments do not require parenthesis. Writing loops is somewhat less tiresome and less confusing for a beginner because you won’t have to deal with too many semicolons and parenthesis.
|- Relatively more complex syntax that is more difficult to understand and learn||- Simple syntax that is easy to understand and learn|
|- It is recommended to end each statement with a semicolon||- You don’t have to end a statement with a semicolon if there is only one on a line|
|- Almost all methods require parenthesis||- Methods that don’t take arguments don’t require parenthesis|