I’ve recently learned some Ruby and I like it a lot. I will definitively install IronRuby when it is properly released. Currently I’m using ‘real’ Ruby for my jsiPodFetch build scripts and for aggregating data from my weblogs. It feels a bit awkward to install something like Ruby just to do some scripting in Windows though, maybe I should look at Powershell instead. That is a bit more classic shell scripting. I think the things I’m using it for is more like programming. I’m not sure when something is to be called a program and when it should be called a script.
The best thing to do is probably to learn lots of languages and frameworks so that one can make educated decisions when it comes to solving new problems.