Got back fro Seattle yesterday, picked up my mail from the post office today,
and was pleased to see that the December issue of Software Development magazine
has an article on Ruby by Rick Wayne.  A star rating is given as well; Ruby
earned four out of a possible five stars, meaning it's "[g]reat. The product is
near the top of its class and probably belongs in your shop."

It missed earning five stars ("Incredible. Best in class."), it seems, for
reasons listed in a pro/con sidebar, where the author bemoans having been bitten
by (in his words) "that local-scoping thing", as well as the relative lack of
libraries, support, and tool availability.

http://www.sdmagazine.com/ still shows the November issue, but perhaps in time
this article will be available online.


James