Ruby vs Python: How Are They Different?

  • Are available under OSI- and FSF-approved licenses, respectively, so you don’t need to pay license fees to use them or to distribute software made with them.
  • Both are also cross-platform, convenient for distributed teams where people might use Windows or Linux on their computers.
  • Ruby and Python are high-level scripting languages; their programs don’t need to be compiled.
  • Both languages are dynamically typed, meaning that you can use a variable without declaring it first.
  • They also support object-oriented programming (OOP) out of the box.
  • Both are available via Lambda functions at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Ruby is designed to be infinitely flexible and empowering for programmers. It allows Ruby on Rails to do lots of little tricks to make an elegant web framework. But flexibility can also cause some problems.
  • Python takes a more direct approach to programming. Its primary goal is to make everything visible to the programmer. This sacrifices some of the elegance that Ruby has but gives Python a big advantage when it comes to learning to code and debugging problems efficiently.



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Sasha Andrieiev

Sasha Andrieiev


CEO at Jelvix | Global Technology Partner for Software Innovation and Industry-Leading Solutions