Both languages quickly became the most popular languages used in coding after they were developed in the mid 90’s.
Ruby was originally used as an “Object-Oriented Scripting language” and its creation was influenced heavily by Smalltalk, Ada, Lisp and Perl who not surprisingly were its developer’s favorite languages. Nowadays, Ruby is mostly used in developing clean, functional and responsive web applications and sites. As mentioned above, Ruby relies on the idea of having many solutions to the problem, meaning that developers using Ruby will have many ways to deal with troubleshooting. Ruby on Rails (RoR) is a web-application framework, open source server used by almost a million sites globally that is probably one of the main reasons why developers consider Ruby as a language for web development. Famous pages built with RoR are Airbnb, GitHub, Shopify, Twitch, Basecamp etc.
The list below summarizes Ruby’s main characteristics:
● High-level object-oriented language
● Uses closures (blocks, procs, and lambdas)
● Interpreted and human-centric language
● Ruby on Rails (RoR) is one of the most hyped web-development frameworks;
● Rails’ principles of programming adhere to Agile methods
● Focuses on the “Many Solutions” principle