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Introduction to Ruby

Welcome to Ruby:

Welcome to Ruby. Let’s begin introduction to Ruby!

Yukihiro Matsumoto, also known as “Matz,” invented Ruby in Japan in the mid-1990s. It was created with the idea that programming should be enjoyable for programmers in mind. It emphasises the importance of software being understood first by humans and then by computers.

Ruby’s popularity in web application development continues to grow. Ruby has a thriving community that is welcoming to newcomers and dedicated to writing high-quality code.

Ruby is a powerful, flexible programming language that can use for web development, text processing, game development, and as part of the popular Ruby on Rails web framework. Ruby’s syntax is similar to that of many other programming languages, such as C and Java. It works on a wide range of platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Except for blocks, everything in Ruby is an object, but there are alternatives, such as procs and lambda.

Perl, Lisp, Smalltalk, Eiffel, and Ada are just a few of the languages that Ruby is based on. It is an interpreted scripting language, which means that most implementations execute instructions directly and without having to compile a programme into machine instructions first. Ruby programmers can also use RubyGems, which are extremely powerful (RubyGems provides a standard format for Ruby programmes and libraries).

Features of Ruby:

Ruby is simple to read and write because it resembles regular English. To write and run Ruby, you don’t need a compiler. You can write it on CodeOfCode or on your own computer (many come pre-installed with the Ruby interpreter—we’ll talk about the interpreter later in this lesson). It allows users to create and run programmes by manipulating data structures known as objects. We’ll go over objects in greater detail later, but for now, know that everything in Ruby is an object. Matz set out to design a language that emphasized human needs over those of the computer, which is why Ruby is so easy to pick up.

Helpful Tools:

Here are some useful tools to help you along your journey!

Setting up an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) can be difficult for beginners. The Online Compiler will enable you to run your code inside your browser without the need to install an IDE. If you need a more detailed explanation of a specific topic, the best place to find answers is in the Official Documentation.

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