Getting Started with Ruby

Submitted by Bryan Ruby on Fri, 07/29/2005 - 00:00

Getting Started with Ruby

I doubt few people outside of Geek Land know this, but there is a programming language called Ruby. According to a Linux Journal article, the language is about to be really hyped up along the same lines as we have seen with Python and PHP. From
Ruby Central:

Most of all, Ruby puts the fun back into programming. When was the last time you had fun writing a program---a program that worked the first time; a program that you could read next week, next month, or next year and still understand exactly what it does? We find Ruby to be a breath of fresh air in the dense, often hectic world of programming. In fact, we see nothing but smiles after we present Ruby to programmers.

For obvious reasons, I may have to give this language a try. As long as this language doesn't go the way of Pascal and many other languages that have lost their appeal (Tcl, Perl, etc) as a good language for programmers to use...