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Re: [ruby-112] Fwd: Contract ruby work

From: Ken P.
Sent on: Friday, December 19, 2008 2:06 PM
Hi Sebastian,

Speaking as someone who develops both Java and Ruby commercially, I
think you are asking the wrong question.

Should you change to be a Ruby developer? No, not necessarily. Should
you learn and try Ruby to add another (excellent) tool to your
software development toolkit? Resoundingly, YES.

Don't think of it in terms of changing to be a Ruby developer instead
of a Java developer. Think of it as increasing both the breadth of
your knowledge as well as the depth, which will enable you to use
whatever tool is needed or is best for the job. Learning Ruby will
both expand your career options and increase your skill in Java
(learning Ruby caused me to think differently about code structure,
which transferred back to writing cleaner Java code).

Good luck, whatever path you choose,

-Ken

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Sebastian Xu <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was a java developer for 7 years. It's not easy to find a java development
> position now, should I change to be a Ruby developer? your suggestion?
> Sincerely,
> Sebastian Xu
> (m)[masked]
>
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Arnold Leung <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I want to say that Adam (who is looking for a Ruby developer) is a great
>> client. We had the opportunity to help him with his site for about a year.
>> He always pays his bills on time and is great to work with. I would highly
>> recommend working with him.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Arnold
>> www.appnovation.com
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Peter Armstrong <[address removed]>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> If anyone is looking to do Ruby contract work, here's someone who is
>>> looking for a contractor and said I could pass the email along...
>>>
>>> Happy holidays,
>>> Peter
>>>
>>> P.S. Next meetup = January 24 (free 1-day "Ruby in the Rain"
>>> conference @ WorkSpace; see
>>> http://ruby.meetu...­ to sign up ... details
>>> coming next week sometime)
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Member Info <[address removed]>
>>> Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:07 AM
>>> Subject: Contract ruby work
>>> To: [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>> Peter,
>>>
>>>
>>> Howdy!  I am searching for a competent ruby programmer to do some
>>> light contract work on my job boards on a monthly basis (10-15 hours
>>> per month).  I was using a group in Vancouver but there Ruby guy
>>> departed.  Thank you for letting me impose and I appreciate any leads
>>> you might be able to offer.
>>>
>>> Adam Reiter
>>> TheJobTool
>>>[masked]­ (california)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
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>>>
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