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What is Ruby? (LL57, 7th Oct 2003)

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 12 August 2002
Ruby is a modern, object oriented scripting language, originating in Japan and now growing slowly bute surely in the USA.  On our past experience, the next step in this pattern will be something of a takeoff in the UK.

I like what I see in Ruby for the serious scripter; as well as providing an excellent object model, it has the power of perlesque regular expressions and already an infrastructure of additional software that allows you - for example - to embed it in a web page rather like PHP.  

This board is provided for newcomers to Ruby in the UK to post their questions;  it's early days yet, and I'll ensure that I check back in frequently and post up responses - Ruby classes, turorials and training notes are as yet thin on the ground.

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