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Ruby is a scripting language designed by Yukihiro Matsumoto, also known as Matz. It runs on a variety of platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS, and the various versions of UNIX. This tutorial gives a complete understanding on Ruby.
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What if we want to say “Hello” a lot without getting our fingers all tired? We need to define a method! irb ( main ): 010 : 0 > def h irb ( main ): 011 : 1 > puts " Hello World! " irb ( main ): 012 : 1 > end => nil
Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and _why: The disappearance of one of the world’s most beloved computer programmersIllustration by Charlie Powell. In March 2009, Golan Levin, the director of Carnegie Mellon University’s interdisciplinary STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, invited an enigmatic and famed computer programmer known to the virtual world only as “Why the Lucky Stiff” or “_why”—no, not a typo—to speak at a CMU conference called Art && Code—also not a typo—an event where artsy nerds and nerdy artists gather to talk shop. _why came to Pittsburgh and presented his latest project to a room full of a student programmers and artists. He was scruffily handsome , seemingly in his early- to mid-30s, with shaggy brown hair falling in his eyes and a constant half-smile.
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