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Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional by Peter Cooper

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Chapter 5. The Ruby Ecosystem

As with other programming languages, Ruby has its own culture and "ecosystem." Ruby's ecosystem is made up of thousands of developers, maintainers, documenters, bloggers, companies, and those who help sponsor or fund the development of the language.

Some programmers who are new to a language assume that learning about a language's history and community is pointless, but the most successful developers quickly learn about the ecosystem and get involved in it. The motivations behind a language's development can provide significant clues about the best approaches to take when solving problems, and understanding the vocabulary of other developers greatly helps when it comes to looking for help and advice.

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