Ruby Programming For Windows and More

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ActiveRuby: Precompiled Ruby for Windows and More

Ruby is beloved by developers for its focus on simplicity and productivity. Ruby on Rails is trusted by companies like Twitter, Bloomberg and Airbnb and is a popular supported language on hosted cloud platforms.

However, Ruby is notoriously hard to install and manage due to the complexities of gem configuration. ActiveRuby includes the best gems out-of-the-box, with versioning and dependencies handled for you, easing the pain of gem management. Free yourself from “Gem Hell” and quickly build innovative web applications with ActiveRuby.

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