Ruby

A dynamic, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

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First released 1995
Developed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto
Latest stable version Ruby 2
Open-source Yes
Used by Airbnb, Bloomberg, Basecamp

Interesting facts

Ruby is ranked among the top 10 on most of the indices that measure the growth and popularity of programming languages worldwide (such as the TIOBE index). Much of the growth is attributed to the popularity of software written in Ruby, particularly the Ruby on Rails web framework.

Ruby was born taking Python as a template.

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