Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto in Japan.
On this environment you will find the following:
The Ruby interpreter. This is a live interpreter in which you can experiment with different Ruby commands and syntax. To start the interpreter type the following command into your terminal
You can also run the hello world program by running
On this environment you will also be able to install different Ruby modules using Ruby Gems*. Visit rubygems.org for the list of available modules. To install a gem on your environment use the following
gem install [module name]
For more information about Ruby visit www.ruby-lang.org