Ruby is a multi-platform open-source, dynamic object-oriented interpreted language, created by Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) in 1995. The [ruby] tag is for questions related to the Ruby language, including its syntax and its libraries. Ruby on Rails questions should be tagged with [ruby-on-rails].
The ruby tag is for questions related to the Ruby language, including its syntax and its libraries. Questions specifically about the Ruby on Rails framework should be tagged with ruby-on-rails in addition to ruby. Do not use this to tag ruby used in the Japanese language.
Ruby is an open-source dynamic object-oriented interpreted language that combines the good bits from Perl, Smalltalk, and Lisp. It supports multiple programming paradigms including functional, object-oriented, and imperative. It also has a dynamic type system and automatic memory management; it is, therefore, similar in varying respects to Smalltalk, Python, Perl, Lisp, Dylan, and CLU. Ruby's primary purpose is to "help every programmer in the world to be productive, and to enjoy programming, and to be happy." Ruby focuses on simplicity and productivity.
Ruby was initially conceived on February 24, 1993, by Yukihiro Matsumoto ('Matz') and version 1.0 was released in 1996. Ruby's mindshare spiked around 2005 due to Ruby on Rails, an MVC (Model, View, Controller) framework for building web applications and usage continues to grow as of 2016 with Ruby continuing to find acceptance in the commercial marketplace. The current stable version is 2.7.1 (2020-03-31).
Documentation, Announcements, Issue Tracker
- Ruby version managers. chruby, rbenv, rvm, pik (Windows)
- Ruby, the official implementation also known as Matz' Ruby Implementation (MRI), YARV-Ruby. Official Site, GitHub
- JRuby, an implementation of Ruby on top of Java with access to the JVM
- Rubinius, an implementation of Ruby supporting native OS threads and
a core library written almost entirely in Ruby
- Ruby Enterprise Edition (not maintained anymore), a branch of MRI Ruby made for efficiency
- MacRuby, an implementation of Ruby on Apples Objective-C and Cocoa frameworks
- MagLev an implementation on top of VMWare's GemStone virtual machine
- IronRuby is an implementation of Ruby on top of Microsoft's .NET CLR/DLR platform
- Cardinal is an implementation of Ruby for the Parrot Virtual Machine
- Topaz is an implementation of Ruby written in Python, on top of RPython
- RubyMotion is an implementation of Ruby to develop native iOS and OS X applications
- Ruby Gems - The Standard Library
- Ruby Toolbox - Ruby Gems categorization, ranking, and statistics
- Awesome Ruby - A categorized collection of awesome Ruby libraries, tools, frameworks, and software. The essential Ruby to build modern Apps and Web Apps
- Bundler - Manage your application's gem dependencies
- DevKit - A windows toolkit that makes it easy to build and use native C/C++ extensions
- repl.it - Online REPL
- RSpec - A testing tool for Ruby
- Minitest - A testing tool for Ruby
- Rubular - A Ruby regular expression tool
- Pry - REPL and debugger for Ruby
- Rubocop - A Ruby linter and code formatter
ruby-1.8 ruby-1.8.7 ruby-1.9 ruby-1.9.1 ruby-1.9.2 ruby-1.9.3 ruby-2.0 ruby-2.1 ruby-2.1.3 ruby-2.1.4 ruby-2.1.5 ruby-2.2 ruby-2.3 ruby-2.3.1 ruby-2.4 ruby-2.5 ruby-2.6 ruby-2.7 ruby-on-rails