I'm about a year off from finishing my programming degree (Yeah, yeah, I go back to school and reinvent a lot). The curriculum itself is a bit dated... well, a lot dated. I'm going through quite possibly the worst class I've EVER been through at the moment. My textbook, printed in 2013 and costing 90 bucks, actually spends a chapter rambling on about Firefox 2 vs Internet Explorer 7.
I'm looking at adding a language+framework, and I'm looking in particular at Python and Ruby. Now, from what I can tell it's almost a toss-up of varying pros and cons as to which is 'Better', and I'm not really interested in that debate. I'm just curious who prefers which and why without trying to get into The Fight.
Comparison job market might be worth talking about, too, though just talking about pure numbers PHP is going to blow both of 'em away, so it's not JUST about employability after graduation.