I'm a big fan of the Ruby programming language, as won't surprise long-time readers, so I'm excited to report that Ruby's progenitors are getting ready to launch the new ruby-lang.org. The new site, which is residing at new.ruby-lang.org while the final bugs are ironed out, has a brand new design which, in my opinion, is a huge step forward. It seems intended to give those who are new to the language a very quick overview of what it looks like and then let them dive straight in. At the top of the front page is a short description of the language's main selling points alongside a short code sample. There's a "Get Started" box to the right that links to _why's superb Try Ruby, the Ruby download page, a 20-minute tutorial, and guides for those coming from other languages. The front page also includes a blog with recent Ruby news, natch.
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