<sigh>

Someone saw Ruby on my resume and wants
to know about it. I gave the two-sentence
blurb, and she wants more.  :)

I'm composing an answer now, but any 
assistance is appreciated. I'll forward
your replies as I deem appropriate.

She describes herself as "only the sales
geek." Her questions are:

> Okay. Please help to fill in the blanks.
> 
> I know that Perl is often used by Oracle dbas and
> webmasters to provide reporting capabilities and 
> provide website forms to put info into a database.
> 
> Who would benefit most from using Ruby??
> 
> As an OO scripting language, how does it fit with
> Java and its partner in crime XML?
> 
> I guess the question is what does Ruby do and how is
> it more beneficial than Perl, Python or Java and to 
> what group of programmers, dbas, webmasters or ??


Release the hounds!


Cheers,
Hal Fulton