Ruby is a scripting language designed by Yukihiro Matsumoto, also known as Matz. It runs on a variety of platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS, and the various versions of UNIX.
This tutorial gives a complete understanding on Ruby.
This reference has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand the basic to advanced concepts related to Ruby Scripting languages.
Before you start doing practice with various types of examples given in this reference, I'm making an assumption that you are already aware about what is a computer program and what is a computer programming language.
Compile/Execute Ruby Programs
For most of the examples given in this tutorial, you will find Try it option, so just make use of it and enjoy your learning.
Try following example using Try it option available at the top right corner of the below sample code box:
#!/usr/bin/ruby puts "Hello, Ruby!";
1 - Ruby Quick Reference Guide
A quick Ruby reference guide for Ruby Programmers.
2 - Ruby Built-In Useful Functions
A complete list of important Ruby Functions arranged in alphabetical order.
3 - Ruby Useful Tools
A collection of useful standard and non standard tools for a Ruby Programmer.
4 - Ruby Useful Resources
A collection of Ruby Sites, Books and Articles is given at this page.
5 - Ruby on Rails Tutorials
A very good Web Development Framework based on Ruby.
6 - Ruby Tutorial in PDF
Download a quick Ruby tutorial in PDF format.