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The Ruby language is generating a great deal of buzz in the software community these days. Developers are becoming interested in Ruby for a various reasons such as its promise of increased productivity, the power of the language itself, or simply its ease of use. At the same time, many who are new to Ruby wonder if it's capable enough to be used in enterprise software development. This article is written for developers and IT staff who are considering using Ruby in an enterprise environment. It gives a broad overview of the features of the language from a developer's perspective and highlights the key advantages of choosing Ruby in the enterprise. Introduction to Ruby Ruby is a modern object-oriented language that shares many of the features of Smalltalk, Perl, and Python, while being incredibly flexible. One of its strengths is its very simple syntax, which makes i... (more)