February 12, 2007

Ruby One-Click Installer - Ruby starter kit

If you were thinking about learning Ruby - this is what you need to get started smoothly. Just released One-Click Ruby Installer 1.8.5-22 Final for Windows is "A self-contained installer that includes the Ruby language, dozens of popular extensions, a syntax-highlighting editor and the book "Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide".

You would also need FreeRIDE - free full-blown Ruby IDE, written of course in Ruby.

So you get full Ruby runtime, decent IDE and a book - what else do you need? Go for it.