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Ruby is “a dynamic, open source programming language
with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an
elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.”1
It was released in 1995 by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto.
It is often described as either a very high-level language or a scripting language,
depending on whom you ask. As such, it doesn’t require a programmer to
specify the details of how the computer implements your decisions. Like
other high-level languages, Ruby is often used in text-processing applications,
including an increasing number of web applications.
Ruby Best Practices is a book I wish I had been able to read back in 2005 and 2006, when I started learning the language. Ruby gives you near-absolute freedom; with all those options, finding your feet can take some time. "Best practices" might carry a corporate overtone in some ears, but this book comes straight from the heart of the Ruby community