What is Ruby  - SSTTEK Academy


Ruby is a dynamic, open-source programming language developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz). It started development in the late 1990s in Japan and has a simple, understandable, and user-friendly syntax. 

The key features of Ruby are: 

Simple and Understandable Syntax: Ruby has a syntax that can be read like a natural language. This makes it easier for developers to understand and write code. 

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP): Ruby is a fully object-oriented programming language. Everything is treated as an object, and each object has properties and methods. 

Dynamic and Flexible: Ruby is a dynamic programming language, meaning it determines variable types at runtime. Additionally, Ruby’s dynamic nature makes code more flexible, enabling rapid prototyping and development. 

Extensive Library Support: Ruby has a large standard library set and numerous third-party libraries and frameworks. These libraries offer ready solutions for various tasks, saving developers time. 

Web Development: Ruby is particularly popular in web development. Frameworks like Ruby on Rails use the Ruby language to develop fast and efficient web applications. 

Community Support: Ruby has an active and supportive community. This community helps newcomers, answers the questions, develops libraries, and contributes to the language’s development. 

Ruby’s simple, flexible, and powerful structure makes it a preferred programming language for many developers, especially in web development, data processing, and automation. 

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