Inspired by #ruby25th.

Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. Read more About Ruby.

Ruby changed my life.

Ruby community is the best in the World - for proof this follow hashtag #ruby25th on Twitter. I have not seen so kindy feedbacks/thoughts/thanks for any other programming languages. Ruby definitely deserves it.

Ruby helped to start my career.

When I finished secondary school I had asked myself “Who do I want to be, what do I want to do, … ?”. In order to give the answer to these kind of questions I had to remind my childhood’s dreams about future professions like a football player, a writer, a programmer, etc. I stopped at the last one because I always was interested in “how does computer work” and it was one of the most promising profession for that time.

I did not know anything about how this work looks like in real life so had to ask someone who knows. I knew only one person who works in this area - Oleksandr Bondar. He helped me to see how it looks like. I was a bit of embarrassed till I saw first Ruby code on his laptop’s screen. It was code with the algorithm of the Quadratic equation so it was clear for me, but I paid attention to the syntax of the language. I definitely fell in love what I had seen on the screen but I did not recognize this at that moment, just felt something new. It was the first time when I met Ruby.

Despite I wrote the first program that outputted Hello, World! on Liberty BASIC at secondary school and learned the Object-oriented programming paradigm on C++ at university I was always spending some time with Ruby, and each next day, the practice time was increasing.

The first book about Ruby that I read is “Learn to Program” (by Chris Pine). This book was the first source that helped me to learn basics of Ruby. It had happened when I was almost at the finish of a secondary school.

Recommend you to read “Ruby Under a Microscope” (by Pat Shaughnessy) if you wonder how Ruby works internally.

Later Oleksandr Bondar introduced me Ruby on Rails.

Ruby on Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. Its creator, David Heinemeier Hansson.

There are thousands RubyGems, one of them I like the most - Ruby on Rails. For me, Ruby on Rails is not only an ability to build web applications, it is also an ability to make a contribution to Ruby community and the World.

I proud to be a Ruby on Rails Contributor.

It would not happen unless Ruby.

Thank you, Oleksandr Bondar, for involving me in Ruby community.

Thank you, David Heinemeier Hansson, for Ruby on Rails.

Thank you, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, for Ruby.