Some of the world’s largest companies use Ruby as the underlying technology to drive value for their customers. Twitter, Bloomberg, AirBnB, Shopify and many others have built world class solutions with Ruby (and Rails). And why not? It is highly productive, fun to use, and easy to maintain by individuals all the way up to large teams of engineers. At ActiveState, our interest in Ruby goes back many years, and we knew eventually we would produce a distribution to help teams work with Ruby.