Someone please explain Ruby to me. I've already used tryruby.org and I really like it. I'm fifteen years old and I am going to be a Web Designer and Developer. I can code HTML and CSS almost professional and I can code PHP fairly well. I want to learn Ruby but it just doesn't make any sense! Where do I go to code it? Is it a program that I download and execute lines of code like a command prompt? Please tell me how you use Ruby code and where you put it. Tell me how it's better than PHP too because I love PHP!
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Ruby is a scripting language. It requires an interpreter - either command-line or embedded. It has a syntax that you must abide - though it is looser than many other languages.
It is not all that different from PHP except that Ruby doesn't focus [almost] exclusively on the web as …
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Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language which combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like the features.
Ruby supports multiple programming paradigms, including functional, object oriented, imperative and reflective. It also has a dynamic type of system and automatic memory management; it is therefore similar in varying respects …
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