What uses does Ruby programming language have?

Ian July 19, 2010
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I am thinking of learning Ruby since it looks fairly easy, but need to know its practical uses. Thanks ahead of time. d8-)

  1. Ryan Dube
    July 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Ian, if you're familiar with object-oriented programming, and in particular if you're familiar with Perl, you'll have no problem with Ruby. As Abhigyan points out it's primarily used for writing web apps, and from what I hear it's pretty flexible and powerful. I've only used Java though, so I'm not 100% sure about all of the pros and cons of Ruby.

  2. Anonymous
    July 20, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Ruby is mainly used for interactive webapps these days. You could check out the following link for applications made in Ruby.
    http://rubyonrails.org/applications

    Also check out the Wikipedia entry for Ruby to find out more about the language.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_(programming_language)