I often hear questions from my Java and PHP oriented friends about what makes Ruby so great and easy to use. Until today I’ve shown them some of my Rails feats (AJAX Scaffold always amazes people). Now, I came across this 20 minute Ruby introduction. Starting with the basic “Hello World” item, this article show step by step improvements to end up with blocks, objects and all that makes Ruby really worth while.
So, if you need to show developers what Ruby (and not so much Rails) can do, show ‘em this! It impresses the shit out of ‘em.