Monday, January 02, 2006

Ruby in 2006

It had been quite some time since I looked at Ruby. I went through a brief phase back in 2002, but it was still rough around the edges. There was/is however a very nice interface to libpcap that I started writing some protocol characterization tools which never did get completed or released. With all the hype around AJAX and Ruby on Rails I had to give it another look. Also the new version of Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby.

Among the improvements I've noticed:

  • Easy installation on windows
  • Ruby GEMS - a package adminstration tool simuliar to Gentoo Emerge, Debian Apt -- or yum if it actually worked right.

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