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Ruby Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 2. Interacting with Ruby

Ruby is a robust programming language that programmers all over the world use to perform a whole range of tasks. Learning Ruby takes time. You are off to a good start by reading this book. One of the best ways to learn more about Ruby is to experiment with the language using the irb, also referred to as interactive Ruby. Using irb, you can formulate Ruby statements and expressions and execute them to see what happens. In doing so, you will gain insight into the operation of Ruby keywords, operators, commands, and object-oriented programming methodology. This chapter will provide you with an overview of the irb. In addition, you will learn how to access Ruby’s documentation. On top of all this, you will learn how ...

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