Ruby Special Report

Ruby for C# Geeks

ttention C# developers: C# is good for a great many things, but it’s not the best language for everything. In fact, there is no such thing as “the best language.” It all depends on what you’re trying to do, and your personal preference and familiarity with the languages you have

10 Minutes to Your First Ruby Application

o you’ve discovered the grace and power of Ruby and you’re ready to explore the subtle but important ideas behind its elegance. Follow this tutorial to create a small, useful Ruby application. As Ruby is primarily an object-oriented language with classes and objects, you can jump right in and create

The Road to Ruby from C++

f you’re a C++ developer who’s curious about all of the hype surrounding the Ruby programming language, this article is for you. It provides a high-level overview of the key differences between C++ and Ruby, and then presents a small, complete example application implemented with each language. Be forewarned, however:

A Java Developer’s Guide to Ruby

s a Java developer, why should you learn Ruby? Because Ruby’s versatility and flexibility complement Java well, and you will be a more effective and efficient developer if you use both languages. In fact, I use Java, Ruby, and Common Lisp for all my development and Ruby has become a