This category is for articles on the Ruby programming language. Some of these are reviews, most of them are not.

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The Ruby Programming Language
Very clear introductory article by Ruby creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto. [InformIT]
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Why Not Ruby?
Forum comments and discussion, with wide diversity of opinion, much of it positive. [Slashdot.org] (July 08, 2001)
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)
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)
Ruby-lang.org Opens Online!
Announcement of Ruby-lang domain and website. [Linux Today] (October 29, 1999)
[Mt Fujiyama Mozilla]
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