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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Chapter 11. CGI and the Web

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Ruby has gotten a lot of attention as a language particularly well suited for web programming, especially in the context of the Rails development framework. Some people even go so far as to categorize Ruby as a web language, suggesting that it is not a full-fledged general-purpose programming language. I hope that the previous chapters have played at least a modest role in convincing readers that this assertion is false.

That said, Ruby is very useful for web work, and it does have some characteristics that make it better suited for web programming than (for example) video game programming. Ruby operates at a very high ...

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