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Michael Kohl Author • Edited on

Crystal actually sits at a pretty sweet spot: the expressiveness and fun of Ruby, better speed, macros for metaprogramming, Go-like async. Also, some cool web frameworks emerging, like Lucky (my favorite to which I occasionally contribute) or Amber. I'd really like it to succeed, but with the attention and support other languages get from big companies, it's hard to carve out a niche.

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Peyton McGinnis

Yeah, it took me a while to find some answers on a couple implementation issues I was having since it's still a relatively unknown language. It'll gain more adoption once it finally reaches 1.0.0 though, so I'm just waiting for that.

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Michael Kohl Author

There's is a PragProg book out since last year:

pragprog.com/book/crystal/programm...

I didn't exactly find it mindblowing, but it's a solid intro and I decided to purchase it to show support for the language.

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Peyton McGinnis

Oh, awesome! I'll definitely consider purchasing it. Thanks for letting me know!