Yesterday marked the publication date for my new book, Ruby Programming for Medicine and Biology!
As a reality check, I checked Ruby's ranking on the TIOBE Programming Language Index for September 2007.
Ruby is now ranked 10th (up from rank 13 last year at this time).
Perl is now ranked 6th (same rank as this time last year).
Python is now ranked 8th (down from rank 7 this time last year).
Remarkably, Lua, a programming language that I had never heard of, is ranked 18th (up from rank 50 this time last year!!!).
More on Lua on my next blog.