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Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition by Peter Cooper

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© Peter Cooper 2016

Peter Cooper, Beginning Ruby, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1278-3_1

1. Let’s Get It Started: Installing Ruby

Peter Cooper

(1)Louth, Lincs, UK

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Ruby is a popular programming language, but not many computers have it perfectly installed by default. This chapter takes you through the steps necessary to get Ruby working on your computer.

As an open source language, Ruby has been adapted to run on many different computer platforms and architectures. This means that if you develop a Ruby program on one machine, it’s likely you’ll be able to run it without any changes on ...

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