Try Ruby

Ruby, it’s all over the place. Ruby this, Ruby that. Ruby-Ruby-Ruby-Ruby! :)

Recently I have played around with Ruby by following a nifty interactive tutorial on

Admittedly this will probably only give you a cursory glance into Ruby, but it sure beats setting up an environment and writing print “Hello World”.

So far it reminds of my days writing Perl, PHP or even bash scripts but maybe that’s just because I’m not in an IDE.

The technology behind the tutorial is interesting in itself. It’s using JavaScript to post and get responses from a CGI script that runs Ruby. At the same time it also updates an html element to give you a guided tour.