Should ASP.Net developers learn Ruby? Why?

There is never an end from learning new languages. You can continue learning multiple languages so as to develop more coding and programming skills in multiple fields. That desire to learn new languages, technologies, and paradigms is what bring users to Ruby and Rails. Learn it because it is different and interesting. Ruby on Rails application development services has variety of tools for building healthy coding and software development.

ASP.Net developer

Learning Ruby along with ASP.Net

  1. Ruby appears to be simpler and a quicker way to get things done. Once familiar with it and having command of a language like Ruby allows you to write quick scripts or utilities that otherwise might require a bit of ceremony in .Net.
  2. If you are considering to move to Rails, that is a dissimilar standard. The event driven nature of .Net is definitely in stark contrast to Rails’ interpretation of REST and its response / request model. Knowing both patterns would actually make you a better web developer.
  3. Also, there is something to be said for being a polyglot programmer. Knowing the tradeoffs of different stacks and languages would make you a more effective problem solver. Ruby on Rails Development Services offer multiple tool for working with different sets of situations. Multiple skills would surely add more knowledge and that can help you anytime in the future.
  4. The problem with single methodology is that, you get used to a single stack that is by far the least used in the web in general and you miss several important technologies in the present date.
  5. The biggest advantage on being in the Ruby Community is the difference in attitude towards new stuff, a stark contrast to being dependent on the mother ship. The goal is not just to learn a tool called Ruby on Rails, but to open yourself to a larger set of possibilities, including using Java and even more ‘exotic’ stuff such as Erlang. The Microsoft stack is just too limited and the attitude is to isolate you in this limited set when there is so much more to explore.
  6. In practice, everyday developer should always be learning “something”. The fact that you are even qualifying yourself as an “ASP.Net” developer means that you are missing something. Why not an ASP.Net developer is a Ruby developer? Are you incapable of writing other services or console apps? Are you not able to write web services or public- facing API endpoints?

So, it is definitely better to learn something different when you already have a good command over ASP.Net. In this case, Python / Django, Ruby / Rails, or JS / Node JS would be different enough for it to be a positive experience, regardless of whether you permanently switch to the one you have learned. It is really important to collect multiple skills rather than staying constant with just one skill. It is not just in the case of Ruby, but all you need to understand is you should be learning something.


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