Saturday, February 14, 2015

web, programming: Try Ruby

Try Ruby: learn the basics of the Ruby language in your browser.
"Ruby is a programming language from Japan (available at which is revolutionizing the web. The beauty of Ruby is found in its balance between simplicity and power.
Try out Ruby code in the prompt on the right."

podcast: Creating Ruby with Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) recorded LIVE in Japan on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers

Why Ruby? by Jeff Atwood @ Coding Horror
Jeff selected Ruby for being open source and nice platform and community.
But most of web (and other) apps are mostly based on JavaScript now:
"...Discourse is... even more of a JavaScript project than a Ruby on Rails project. Don't believe me? Just go to and view source. A Discourse forum is not so much a website as it is a full-blown JavaScript application that happens to run in your browser."

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