Why not both?
Though productivity and performance are not the only factors, I could see a time in which a language with similar values to what the Ruby community values but with far better performance reaches parity with the Ruby ecosystem for productivity - that would be interesting.
Maybe this will be Crystal, or maybe Ruby's JIT will catch up, or have the option of compiling to LLVM in the future, who knows?
Now I'm considering that perhaps developer time is even _more_ valuable when there's no profit.
Hardware only gets cheaper, and Ruby keeps getting faster.
E.g. decentralized services like mastodon, or my own little ARM home server - since there's no profit, I need to squeeze all I can out of that hardware.
This in mind, I tried to build something simple in Crystal and wasted an insane amount of time shaving yaks and gave up. I'm sure I would have finished the project in Ruby in the same amount of time - probably partially because of my familiarity but more because the libraries are so much better.
It's clear to me Ruby/Rails ecosystem still has large productivity advantages that make it competitive in the market.
The line for years has been, developer time is far more expensive than machine time, so if productivity outweighs performance, then 🤷
However, I have wondered if the same thing holds true if profit isn't involved.
@zap that is very interesting and I didn't know that. Zap/zot are doing many great things. Is there documentation to refer to? I'd like to add to the Lemmy discussion.
Dear #keyboard people: After several months with my cherry mx browns, my hand often hurts and I noticed I’m hitting keys harder than I need to which I think is causing it. Would a different switch help? More tactile? Less travel?
I’m still #crystallang curious. Taking the week off, going to try and take the time to write something in it.
@nateberkopec are you using a tool@of some sort to mirror posts from Twitter? Whatever you’re doing seems to be working pretty well and I want to get @email@example.com content over here...
Checked out ebook novella from library. It's only available in DRM epub, and I have an old kindle paperwhite. Spent an hour figuring out how to download/install Adobe Digital Editions, then get the epub, then install Calibre and DRM removal plugin, convert to mobi, and then send to kindle.
Finished the novella in under an hour and returned to library 😒