Chapter 5. Ruby Basics

IronRuby is, first and foremost, an implementation of the Ruby language. Therefore, to know IronRuby you first need to get familiar with its foundation—the Ruby language.

This chapter can help you to get to know Ruby. It covers the basic concepts of the language including basic syntax and common programming tasks. After reading this chapter, you will be able to read and write simple Ruby applications.

Basic Syntax

Every programming language consists of a few building blocks that you must know to use all other language parts that are built on top of them. The Ruby language is no exception. ...

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