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Beginning Rails 4, Third Edition by Cloves Carneiro Jr., Rida Al Barazi, Adam Gamble

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CHAPTER 4

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Introduction to the Ruby Language

Rails is a great framework for the development of web-based applications. One of its greatest advantages over other web frameworks is that it’s written in Ruby, a very consistent and elegant object-oriented programming language. In order to increase your productivity as a Rails developer, it’s important that you master Ruby. If you’re new to programming, don’t worry: we explain the concepts in a way you can understand.

Ruby was made to make developers happy. This should be exciting to you because you’re a developer, and you want to be happy! Some languages feel like the creator was in a bad mood and ...

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