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Why Ruby?

Ruby is an incredible relatively modern programming language. Ruby borrowed nice ideas from multiple languages, but mainly from Perl. Some believe, Ruby was so refreshing and cool that Larry Wall had no other choice than to start to work on Perl 6 to incorporate some Ruby ideas back into Perl.

We held the lecture "Introduction to Ruby for Perl programmers" on our October 2003 meeting. The lecture unveils basic Ruby ideas and syntax constructions. The slides are online and you are welcome to look through them for self-education.

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