Posted by Bill on April 20, 2016

What does the language do:

Ruby is a blend of other languages such as Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp to form a new language. It is mostly used in two popular areas such as web programming with the popular framework Ruby on Rails and in system administration with programs such as Chef and Puppet, which are both written in Ruby.

Products that use the language:

  1. Twitter
  2. Shopify
  3. Github
  4. Airbnb

Companies that use them:

  1. Square
  2. Groupon
  3. Hulu
  4. Heroku

Sample Code:

puts "Hello World!"

How much does a developer get paid:

On average $102,000 a year (via Indeed)

Difficulty Rating:

Resources to learn the language:

  1. Codecademy (Free)
  2. Ruby Monk (Free)
  3. Team Treehouse (Paid)
  4. Udemy (Paid)