|Ruby A worthy successor to Perl|
Ruby is an "Easy Object-Oriented Scripting Language" that is just emerging in the mainstream. It is well suited to a wide variety of tasks including system administration, rapid prototyping, Web development, complex text processing using regular expressions, artificial intelligence, and the teaching of object-oriented principles. Ruby combines the better characteristics of the most popular interpreted languages, but with a refreshingly minimalistic and intuitive feel.
Some of Ruby's strengths:
Ruby is freely available under the GNU general public license.
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