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Practical Ruby for System Administration by André Ben Hamou

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Chapter 12. The Future of Ruby

As the last chapter of the book, this one's going to be a little different. I will present a very brief summary of some of the developments coming down the Ruby pipe. I feel this is important because in order to make a wholesale leap to a new programming language (as you may be), you have to be satisfied that the horse you're backing "has legs"—that it isn't a passing fad. Alternatively, if you are already sold on Ruby's credibility, I hope you will still find what is discussed here of some general interest.

One indicator of a great future for a programming language is the vibrancy and flair of the community that surrounds it. I am constantly impressed by the wit and creativity of Ruby developers. One of the best ...

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