rscribd is a tool that provides a simple and powerful library for the Scribd API, allowing you to write Ruby applications or Ruby on Rails websites that upload, convert, display, search, and control documents in many formats.
This API allows you to use Scribd's Flash viewer on your website. You'll be able to take advantage of Scribd's scalable document conversion system to convert your documents into platform-independent formats. You can leverage Scribd's storage system to store your documents in accessible manner. Scribd's ad system will help you monetize your documents easily.
Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.
Ruby supports multiple programming paradigms (including functional, object oriented and imperative), and features a dynamic type system and automatic memory management; it is therefore similar in varying respects to Python, Perl, Lisp, Dylan, and CLU.
In its current, official implementation, written in C, Ruby is a single-pass interpreted language. As there is currently no specification of the Ruby language, this implementation is considered the de facto reference. As of 2008, there are a number of alternative implementations of the Ruby language, including Rubinius, JRuby, YARV, and IronRuby, each of which takes a different approach, with JRuby providing just-in-time compilation functionality.
The language was created by Yukihiro Matsumoto, who started working on Ruby on February 24, 1993, and released it to the public in 1995. "Ruby" was named as a gemstone because of a joke within Matsumoto's circle of friends alluding to the name of the Perl programming language.
As of December 2007, the latest stable version of the reference implementation is 1.8.6. Apart from the reference, several other virtual machines are being developed for Ruby. These include JRuby, a port of Ruby to the Java platform, IronRuby, an implementation for the .NET Framework produced by Microsoft, and Rubinius, an interpreter modeled after self-hosting Smalltalk virtual machines.
Here are some key features of "rscribd":
· Upload your documents to Scribd's servers and access them using the gem
· Upload local files or from remote web sites
· Search, tag, and organize documents
· Associate documents with your users' accounts
What's New in This Release:
· Fixed a bug that caused errors when Rails models shared the same name as Scribd objects.