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Honestly, the community around Ruby (Rails, actually) is one of the main reasons why I haven't given Ruby more of a chance. It seems like everywhere I look, people act like they're too good for me, and I'm probably too stupid to ever be a good Rails programmer.

... and I use Windows as my main OS, so I must be square! I'm not "worthy" of Ruby, and anything bad I have to say about Ruby just proves their point. Many articles I read have this condescending tone, this article being a prime example.

Even an article about why Ruby is not ideal for some scenarios is turned into a "you're wrong, Ruby is best" rant.




> It seems like everywhere I look, people act like they're too good for me, and I'm probably too stupid to ever be a good Rails programmer.

Where did you look? Could you introduce me to some of these people that made you feel stupid?

I've been doing ruby for a relatively short amount of time and I've found the community to be a hell of a lot nicer than most programming/technical communities. Where do I have to look to find these ruby assholes?

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Where do you guys see this? IRC and StackOverflow have always been extremely helpful and nice when I needed help.

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