26 September 2017

What is Ruby

What is Ruby
Ruby is a pure object-oriented programming language. It was created in 1993
by Yukihiro Matsumoto of Japan.
You can find the name Yukihiro Matsumoto on the Ruby mailing list at
www.ruby-lang.org. Matsumoto is also known as Matz in the Ruby community.
Ruby is "A Programmer's Best Friend".
Ruby has features that are similar to those of Smalltalk, Perl, and Python. Perl,
Python, and Smalltalk are scripting languages. Smalltalk is a true object-
oriented language. Ruby, like Smalltalk, is a perfect object-oriented language.

Using Ruby syntax is much easier than using Smalltalk syntax.

Features of Ruby
 Ruby is an open-source and is freely available on the Web, but it is
subject to a license.
 Ruby is a general-purpose, interpreted programming language.
 Ruby is a true object-oriented programming language.
 Ruby is a server-side scripting language similar to Python and PERL.
 Ruby can be used to write Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts.
 Ruby can be embedded into Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
 Ruby has a clean and easy syntax that allows a new developer to learn
very quickly and easily.
 Ruby has similar syntax to that of many programming languages such as
C++ and Perl.
 Ruby is very much scalable and big programs written in Ruby are easily
maintainable.
 Ruby can be used for developing Internet and intranet applications.
 Ruby can be installed in Windows and POSIX environments.
 Ruby support many GUI tools such as Tcl/Tk, GTK, and OpenGL.
 Ruby can easily be connected to DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase.
 Ruby has a rich set of built-in functions, which can be used directly into
Ruby scripts

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