Hello everyone, I am new to here. I have been using Java for 5 years,
before that, did a few small projects in perl (web site, shopping cart,
things like that).

Now I wish to learn something new and decided I should pick up a new
language. I have looked around for sometime. Recently I read a basic
introduction on Python , it's a feature by feature comparison with
Java, and this writing style really got my attention and it helped my
understanding of  the stuff in python. I also looked Groovy, pnut, but
I want to get to know Ruby a little bit before choosing one to
concentrate on. I am sure there are lots of excellent ruby tutorials,
Just curious if there is one specifically geared at java programmer. If
not, I will still study ruby using available tutorials.

Most of my works are of back end of commercial web sites, things like
database access, web services, networking, search engine, both Windows
and non windows platform. For projects in these fields, between ruby
and python, which one should I learn? I appreciate your information and
suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Kevin