|An Afternoon with Ruby|
Yes, that's another computer programming language. Dave Thomas and Andy
Hunt discuss this object-oriented language in the January 2001 issue of
Dr. Dobb's Journal. The publishers of Dr. Dobb's have also made the
article available on at ddj.com.
An English language user's guide
also describes the features of Yokihiro Matsumoto's creation.
Being the impatient type, I downloaded a pre-configured self-installing version of Ruby for Windows. Within minutes of installing, I successfully ran "Hello, World", thus giving me the confidence that other sample files (extension .rb) would also work without the usual Sturm und Drang.