Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Most people seem to tribute Ruby's recent popularity to Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt who wrote a book about Ruby in English and to Ruby on Rails, which offered the web development community at large with a low barrier to entry to creating useful applications using Ruby.
Thanks. So is Rails a new framework - not as old as Ruby ?.
Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Turns out it had its first public release in 1995 -- the same year as Java did. If you count Oak/WebRunner as Java, though, that had some public dissemination in 1994, a year before Ruby.
This link says that Ruby was born in 1993 and public release was done in 1995.