It's been my experience that the guys upstairs like to so what the big companies are doing, they feel safer knowing someone else is doing the same thing.
Bring up other larger companies that are already using Ruby and realizing all the benefits from it.
Here is a link to some names you can drop. (amazon.com, NASA, Cisco Systems, IBM, to name a few)
On Aug 6, 2007, at 12:03 PM, Brian McNamara wrote:
i've recently started a sys admin job where (a) the environment is tightly controlled and (b) ruby is not an approved language. i would like to go thru the process of recommending ruby as a standard programming language so i can use it for day to day scripting tasks.
has anyone in the phillyonrails community had to go thru something similar? i can use the arguments of rapid development, clear syntax, and rich standard library, but what other points could i use? any and all help is greatly appreciated (either on the list or off-line).
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