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Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML by Edmond Woychowsky

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Chapter 14. Traveling Farther with Ruby

If you’re one of those developers who has never ventured outside the world of shrink-wrapped software, you’ve probably never heard of Ruby, the programming language I introduced in Chapter 13, “Traveling with Ruby on Rails,” not the gem. As I noted in the last chapter Ruby, the language, is an object-oriented language that was created by Yukihiro Matsumoto of Japan and released into the wild in 1995. Ruby has many advantages over other programming languages that fill the same niche.

The first of these advantages is that Ruby is interpreted instead of compiled. On the surface, this might sound like a disadvantage, but it really isn’t. Because I’m currently running only Windows XP, at times there has been a ...

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