Why is Ruby popular and trending among developers

Ruby is developed by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto , He has blended the language with his favourite languages including Perl,Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada and Lisp.

If you look into the code of Ruby you will be surprised with its syntax. The creator says “Ruby is simple in appearance, but is very complex inside, just like our human body."

In 2006, Ruby grabbed acceptance from many developers. An adorable fact about Ruby is its free. Not only free of cost but also free to copy,modify and distribute.

In Ruby, everything is  related to an object. Ruby supports strong object-oriented features that available in many other OOP languages.

When you work on Ruby you will feel free to code anything because the language is seen as a flexible. Ruby users can easily alter its parts and user able to redefine the code.

Why is Ruby popular and trending among developers

Striking features of Ruby

1. Well defined exception handling that can able to tackle every error.
2. Ruby features a sweep garbage collector.
3. You can write C extensions easier than other popular procedure-oriented  languages.
4. Ruby supports Operating System independent threading.
5.  Ruby works everywhere! It works on many platforms such as Linux,Unix,Mac OS X, Windows 7/8, DOS,BeOS, OS/2 etc.

Ruby's good looking nature

Ruby uses very limited punctuation moreover it gives more priority to natural English words. Ruby does not need variable declarations. It uses naming conventions to indicate the scope of the variables.

@ and $ are special symbols of Ruby language, @var means that it's an instance variable and $var indicates that it's a global variable. Besides 'var' could be a local variable.

In next lesson, we will install Ruby on your computer.

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