Ruby began to be developed in early 1993 and was published in late 1995, the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz)
In Japan, Ruby has become popular since the first available version appeared in 1995, and in 1997 the description of Ruby in English appeared. The ruby-talk forum opened in 1998. Since then, Ruby began the march around the world. Ruby is now included in Linux, and also available for users of other operating systems.