Ruby is an interpreted object-oriented programming language often used for web development. It also offers many scripting features to process plain text and serialized files, or manage system tasks. It is simple, straightforward, and extensible.
Normal Object-oriented Features (e.g. class, method calls)
Advanced Object-oriented Features (e.g. mix-in, singleton-method)
Iterators and Closures
Dynamic Loading of
ObjectFiles (on some architectures)
Highly Portable (works on many Unix-like/POSIX compatible platforms as well as Windows, macOS, etc.) cf. github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/master/doc/maintainers.rdoc#label-Platform+Maintainers
For a complete list of ways to install Ruby, including using third-party tools like rvm, see:
The mirror of the Ruby source tree can be checked out with the following command:
$ git clone https://github.com/ruby/ruby.git
There are some other branches under development. Try the following command to see the list of branches:
$ git ls-remote https://github.com/ruby/ruby.git
You may also want to use git.ruby-lang.org/ruby.git (actual master of Ruby source) if you are a committer.
There is a mailing list to discuss Ruby. To subscribe to this list, please send the following phrase:
in the mail body (not subject) to the address email@example.com.
See the file COPYING.
See “Contributing to Ruby”, which includes setup and build instructions.
Ruby was originally designed and developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) in 1995.