I’ve recently had cause to work on our Ruby on Rails app at Hopscotch and it’s been many years since I messed around with Ruby or Rails. Having been deep in Swift for so long, writing Ruby feels odd. Moving from a statically-typed Swift to dynamic Ruby feels like moving from a Lego brick construction set, to a massive lump of putty.

I can understand why people are drawn to Ruby, even if I personally prefer Swift. I think it’s less algebra, more paint set.