Ruby turns 25. Hurra for Ruby

Ruby has now been around for 25 years!

Happy 25th birthday Ruby. We love you.

(even though Matz says it isn’t until the 24th


Some Rubyist have put messages for Ruby’s 25th birthday up here aswell: Ruby25 | Ruby25 Messages

Some in English and some in Japanese.


I was just popping over to post this :003:

Ruby turns 25 this month, and what an amazing 25 years it’s been. Thank you Matz and everyone involved in it :heart: I’m sure Ruby has gone on to inspire so many of us and so many other languages and technologies :heart::purple_heart: :yellow_heart: :green_heart::blue_heart:

From PragDave:

I love this bit - if it wasn’t for Ruby I wouldn’t have got into programming myself.

And Ruby has changed the world. The power and flexibility of Ruby have enabled an explosion of creativity across the internet. The ease of creating new applications has encouraged thousands of people to become entrepreneurs, enriching the lives of themselves and their customers.

Just a small handful from others:

Loads more here:

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Here’s an example of why I love coding in Ruby.

chdir(whatever_dir) do
  # Whatever I need to do here.
# Now I'm automatically restored to my original directory.