March 1, 2007
The Ruby Way
It is, perhaps, inevitable that the first code you write in a new programming looks suspiciously like code from the language you already know. I can remember my own first Java applications looking suspiciously procedural and C-like. In making those first moves into object orientation, it takes a while before it all makes sense. Even when picking up a new object oriented language things don’t fall into place at once – Python code that looks like weirdly indented Java isn’t so far fetched. Writing code that is idiomatic and fully captures the abstractions and features of a language is a skill that takes time to develop.