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Design Patterns in Ruby by Russ Olsen

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Appendix A. Getting Hold of Ruby

The good thing about using a popular language is that it is not hard to find. With Ruby, the place to start is the Ruby language home page, located at http://www.ruby-lang.org. What you do from there pretty much depends on what kind of computer you are using.

Installing Ruby on Microsoft Windows

If you are running Microsoft Windows, your best bet is probably the One-Click Ruby Installer, which you can find at http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyinstaller. This installer will put the basic Ruby environment along with a whole range of useful utilities on your system with only slightly more than one click. Make sure that you enable the RubyGems option to get the standard Ruby third-party code manager.

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