[REBOL] Language Popularity & Network Effects; Ruby & Mongrel
From: edoconnor::gmail::com at: 20-Nov-2007 9:57
A few interesting reads I stumbled upon recently:
1. You Work in a Fashion Industry
...if you want to introduce a language, you don't concentrate on
making it a good language, you try to persuade the herd of
programmers, PMs and tool vendors that your language is the Next Big
Thing. The important point here is not how much the language will do
for productivity, quality and cost, it is to create the perception
that everyone else thinks that this language will be the next big
There are two ways to do this....
2. Interview with Zed Shaw, the author of Mongrel, the ruby webserver.
What I found most interesting is how motivated the community is, and
how they worked to fix some of ruby's problems with arrays and