Ruby vs. JavaScript as a First Language

This is my friend Steven’s explanation on why Ruby is a better language to learn programming than JavaScript.

Steven is one of the most interesting programmers I know. He simultaneously treats it as pure art, deep science, and true philosophy.

And I agree with him on his points here.

I love that JavaScript is on both the client and the server these days. And that it’s so universal. But the syntax is still too c-like to be a beginner language. You can’t teach running if you have to teach walking and standing as well.

Ruby gets syntax out of the way so you can learn how to think. That’s why it’s the best beginner programing language.

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