Shannon Fang wrote:
> It is surely inspiring to hear this. I am now actively "alluring" 
> friends to enter the Ruby world. Although my "corporate endeavor" seems 
> (temporarily) blocked.

Don't give up.

> 
> I feel that it make talk long way for Ruby to gain a decent "share" of 
> the programming lanugage market. One question my colleague asked me is: 
> how many companies are using Ruby? He said that since Python is 10 years 

Companies using Ruby?
You know my email address, right? ;-)


> old, and Microsoft is using Python, so it is good... It is our task to 
> grow this ruby community.
> 
> Being a "pragmatic programmer" I regret I can't contribute more to Ruby, 

But you can. You can by using and developing on Ruby. Sharing your code 
with friends, and demonstrating the results to your peers and managers. 
Most of all, spread the word.

Err..suddenly I'm sounding like a TV preacher... :-p



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