i have never used ruby before, but i was wondering if someone would be nice enough to tell me what it is used for.

I am guessing that it is a server side site programming language, as PHP and ASP are, but why is it its own language?

I dont beleive I have ever seen any life examples and only heard of faint discussion on people using it?

Is it out of date or does it only compile on certain server or is there some specific things that only Ruby can achieve?

In other words, what makes Ruby, Ruby? and why would one chose to programme in Ruby?

Thanks for all your help!

Best regards,
Team 1504