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RubyMotion by Clay Allsopp

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Foreword

A long time ago, Ruby replaced Perl as my favorite high-level language. I have always been a low-level programmer, writing C code on a daily basis, but I was convinced from the beginning that high-level languages such as Ruby were better suited for application development.

For a long time, application development meant desktop applications. I spent a good amount of time trying to make Ruby a first-class citizen for desktop development, working on the Ruby-GNOME, RubyCocoa, and MacRuby projects. While I can’t say I achieved the success I expected, at least I tried, and it made Ruby programmers happy.

In March 2008, Apple released the first version of the iOS SDK, allowing developers to finally write custom iPhone applications in ...

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