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Wrap-up

It’s impossible to stuff everything about Ruby into a single book, much less a single chapter. What I hope I’ve done here is introduce you to the language and provide you with a glimpse of what Ruby is able to do. I’ve skipped many of its more exciting features, including the much-talked-about metaprogramming capabilities. That topic could be and is a whole book on its own. I’ve also given you a quick introduction to Shoes, a simple but powerful UI toolkit for Ruby, and provided a couple of examples of how to program graphical user interface applications with it. What I’ve described in this chapter is a good start, and should provide you with enough foundation to explore the rest of the code in this ....


  

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