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C. DiLeo, P. CooperBeginning Ruby 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6324-2_5

5. The Ruby Ecosystem

Carleton DiLeo1   and Peter Cooper2
Boulder, CO, USA
Louth, UK

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 ...

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