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For both new and experienced users of th...

For both new and experienced users of the Ruby programming language, the significance of available Ruby versions and runtimes can be daunting. In many cases, the "pre-installed" Ruby is too old, even on operating systems released as frequently as a year ago.

Different versions of Ruby offer different features and benefits, and different runtimes are better suited for certain workloads. It is not sufficient, as a Ruby programmer, to ignore the existence of alternate versions and runtimes. Luckily, the differences are quite simple and easy to understand.

Unfortunately, while there are a spattering of blog posts covering specific differences between different versions and runtimes, there isn't a single definitive source that covers the high-level differences. This tutorial aims to be that source.

Read Ruby Versions Demystified

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