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  • The Ruby Programming Language - Very clear introductory article by Ruby creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto. [InformIT]
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  • Ruby: A Gem of a Language - First of 4-part series introduces Ruby programming, begins with variables, quotes, arrays, objects, methods. Later parts treat more advanced topics. By Joshua Drake, author of Linux books and co-founder of Command Prompt, Inc. [IBM developerWorks] (July 15, 2007)
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  • Using the Ruby MySQL Module - Article describes how to install the Tomita Masahiro's MySQL module and use it to write MySQL-based Ruby scripts. By Paul DuBois. (November 28, 2006)
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  • Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto: Ruby Design Principles - What makes a good programming language? It helps human thoughts, helps us think better, and makes us better programmers. Interview with brief summary, MP3 download. IT Conversations. (October 18, 2006)
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  • Making Waves in the Ruby World - Three Ruby projects stand out (JRuby, Mongrel, Ruport) not so much for development, but for communicating well, something many projects do less well. Linux Journal. (August 24, 2006)
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  • Obie, Has It Been 9 Years Already? - Matz Roundtable Notes from Friday night at RubyConf 2005, as questions and answers. [Obie Fernandez Weblog] (October 15, 2005)
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  • Using MySQL with Ruby - By Paul DuBois. Two parts: Using the Ruby MySQL Module, Using the Ruby DBI Module. HTML, PDF; online, downloads (tar, zip). [Kitebird.com] (January 19, 2003)
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  • A Joyful Gem - By Rick Wayne. Short positive review, with code samples. Full text, in an email; to see it on magazine website one must register. [Software Development] (November 25, 2002)
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  • Delightful Languages: Ruby - Medium length positive review, with code samples, references. [The Perl Review] [PDF] (November 01, 2002)
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  • Ruby: Productive Programming Language - Short positive overview, explains Ruby by comparing with some other languages; focus on production; code samples, forum with many comments. [Linux Journal] (March 20, 2002)
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  • Why You Might Want to Try Ruby - Editorial with description and code; resulting forum comments and discussion of mostly positive opinion. [freshmeat.net] (January 05, 2002)
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  • Ruby Creator Y. Matsumoto - Interview with Matz, explains motives and early history, job duties, 10 top tips for those going into computing, focus on the human. [CIPS Connections] (December 21, 2001)
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  • Interview with the Creator of Ruby - Forum comments and discussion related to Ruby and O'Reilly guide 'Ruby in a Nutshell'; diverse opinions, many positive remarks. [Slashdot.org] (December 01, 2001)
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  • An Interview with the Creator of Ruby - Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, discusses Ruby and O'Reilly guide 'Ruby in a Nutshell'. [O'Reilly Network] (November 29, 2001)
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  • An Introduction to Ruby - Explains that the world can use another language for the simple reason that Ruby makes programming fun again, and that's what counts. Introduction via examining high-level Ruby traits, and distinguishing traits. [O'Reilly Network] (October 25, 2001)
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  • Programming in the Ruby Language - Forum comments and discussion related to July IBM developerWorks Ruby article, with the usual diversity of opinion, much of it positive. [Slashdot.org] (August 11, 2001)
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  • Why Not Ruby? - Forum comments and discussion, with wide diversity of opinion, much of it positive. [Slashdot.org] (July 08, 2001)
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  • Programming Ruby - Forum comments and discussion on Ruby and the book 'Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide'; diverse opinions, many positive remarks. [Slashdot.org] (April 17, 2001)
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  • Programming in Ruby - Take the pure object orientation of Smalltalk, remove the quirky syntax and reliance on a workspace. Add the convenience and power of Perl, but without the special cases and magic conversions. Give it a clean syntax based partly on Eiffel, add a few concepts from Scheme, CLU, Sather, Common Lisp. [Dr. Dobb's Journal] (January 01, 2001)
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  • Ruby-lang.org Opens Online! - Announcement of Ruby-lang domain and website. [Linux Today] (October 29, 1999)
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