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Ruby – *The* programming language June 4, 2006

Posted by xk0der in : In My Opinion, Random Musings , add a comment

I Happen to stumble upon Ruby lately, and this is one heck of a cool language!

You may say! Oh! no… I don’t need another language now! Probably most of us(the coder specie) have spent years on our favourite language(or not so favourite language?). And would certainly not like to plunge into yet another language. We’ve already got a bunch of them in our heads already!

But take my word! I too had the same apprehension, but after just spending ten minutes futzing with the Ruby interpreter … I had the same fun when I started learning QBasic during early 1990s. (Yeah!, you may try and guess my age from this fact!)

This language is simple, yet powerful. And as the creator intended it to be the language with “least-surprise”, it really has features that come intuitively to the programmer specie. I would surely recommend to all my programmer friends to give this cool new toy(or weapon!) a try!

Here are some links to get you started

Ruby Tutorial
http://www.math.umd.edu/~dcarrera/ruby/0.3/chp_01/first_steps.html

Download Ruby (Homepage)
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ (English version)

Ruby on rails
http://www.rubyonrails.org/ (a web development framework for ruby!)

Interview with the creator of Ruby (Yukihiro Matsumoto ~aka~ Matz)
http://www.artima.com/intv/ruby.html

Ruby on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_programming_language

I Hope these links will get you started and most importantly interested in this serious yet fun (to code) language.

Obviously, I’m not getting converted (from *my* language to this new one) but I’m surely enjoying every bit of code I write in Ruby!

Regards
– xk0der

PS: I would love to receive comments about new members who join the force!

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