Coding with Ruby and Python: Head to Head
You have heard of coding languages like Python and Ruby, and you may wonder what the difference is between the two. At a high level, anything you can do with one language you can do with another language. It is like the difference between using a Toyota Prius or a Honda Accord to drive from New York to Boston — both cars will get you from point A to point B but some of the controls will be in different places.
The following is a head to head matchup between Ruby and Python to help you see how the two languages compare to one another.
|Inventor||Yukihiro Matsumoto||Guido van Rossum|
|Purpose||Help programmers be productive, enjoy programming, and be
|Improve readability and consistency of code|
|Ease for beginners||Medium||Easy|
|Popular with||Startups and others rapidly prototyping and creating
|Data heavy applications like those used by financial
institutions and scientists
|Available jobs on Indeed. com in NY||1,500||3,200|