Object oriented scripting language with some functional programming features and dynamic typing, invented in by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto.
Follows the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS X 3017) and the international standard (ISO/IEC 30170).
- Latest OS/2 port: Ruby 1.8.6 p383 (2007-04-17) available in GCC and EMX variants.
- Current version: 2.5.0 (Dec 2017)
- Canny - Template library for Web development.
- Ruby on Rails - server-side web application framework
Foreign libraries with Ruby bindings
- Cairo - 2D graphics library - Open source - Current
- LibcURL - Internet URL (WWW, FTP, etc) access - Open Source - Current
- Libxml2 - XML parser - Open source - Current
- Libxslt - XSLT parser - Open source - Current
- LZ4 - Compression library - Open source - Current
- Snappy - Compression lib. - Open Source - Current
Applications with a Ruby programming interface
- PostgreSQL - SQL relational database system - Open source - Current
- Boxer - Contributed, requires a separate download.
- jEdit - Java based editor - Ruby syntax highlighting built in - Current
- Lugaru Epsilon - Ruby syntax highlighting and auto-indent available as a separate download. - Commercial
- Peter Cooper: Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional - APress 2009, ISBN 1430223634
- Wayne Kelly; John Gough: Ruby.NET: a ruby compiler for the common language infrastructure - Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2008)
License and availability
- Open source released under either the Two Clause BSD License or the Ruby License if you so choose. Versions prior to 1.9.3 could also be licensed under the GPL v2 - Original package is actively developed, OS/2 port is dormant.
- Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto (Original author)
- Hirofumi Watanabe (Original OS/2 Port, contributions to the main codebase)
- T. Ebisawa (OS/2 Port)