remembering Sony's SmartWatch
Kick Off Those Ruby Slippers
and Get Coding
Ruby is a relatively young language
(since only the mid-90s)
with many similarities to python and perl.
However it has many characteristics which are all its own. Like those other two, more famous languages, ruby is suitable for programming simple scripts with very short development time, and also larger programs. It has quite a consistent approach which makes it easy to pick up, and can also use Qt libraries to build GUI programs, as we'll see. Its popularity has produced many frameworks and communities around the language, most notably the web framework "Ruby on Rails".
Getting and Running
That's pretty simple, you can download it for any Distro of Linux
(a lot of Linux Distros include Ruby along with Python and Perl
as a matter of Course).
I just installed it on Oracle's VM DropBox on windows 7 desktop,
running Fedora 18 LXDE.
Test embedded Link...