Daily Archives: October 19, 2010

Getting started with Ruby – Part 2 – Introduction & Philosophy

Hi again, this is part 2 of my series of articles to help beginners getting started with the Ruby programming language. At this point of time I would like to quote the definition of Ruby from the Ruby-Lang official website.

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.

I know I had already quoted Ruby’s definition from wikipedia in my previous article ‘Getting started with Ruby – Part 1‘, but that was more of a technical definition. Here I wanted to draw your attention to Yukihiro Matsumoto‘s, popularly known as Matz’s philosophy behind creating Ruby, which is making programming as simple & natural as humanely possible. We will be witnessing that very soon.
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Getting started with Ruby – Part 1

Before we get started with Ruby, let me first give you a brief on who I am, I am Dhruva Sagar, a software engineer having a little over 4 years of professional experience having worked in technologies in and around Java, Javascript, Adobe Flex, PHP and Ruby. I have always been fascinated by programming languages and have been eager to learn new ones and I can also code comfortably in Perl, Python & Groovy, however I haven’t worked extensively on these. Right now I am working in a startup Artha42 Innovations Private Limited and am having the best time of my life!
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