Ruby/Rails: too good to be true?

After a short google-trip I found this wonderful website:http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=all〈=rub\.\.\.

The benchmarks are not Ruby's forte (although in Ruby 1.9 it's supposed to be *at least* 2.5x quicker)

Also see

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4sandbox/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=yarv

Thank you for all your answers. It helped me a lot. Now I know what I'll be doing for the holidays - studying rails :wink:

Could you recommend any good resources on ruby/rails? Books or websites.

That should keep you busy for a little bit anyway. If you can learn some Ruby first. It *will* help with Rails.

And if your mind is suitably warped, you can learn some ruby and have fun doing it from Why's poignant guide. http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

- Martin