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One-VA Technical Reference Model v 18.6

Ruby
Ruby Standard or Specification

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Ruby is a general-purpose programming language that combines Perl-like syntax with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby supports multiple programming paradigms including functional, object-oriented, and imperative. Ruby has a dynamic type system and automatic memory management.

Note: If the version of Ruby provided by the system or package manager is out of date, a newer one can be installed using a third-party installer.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov
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Decision Constraints: Users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Office (ISO) or local OIT representative for permission to download and use this software. Downloaded software must always be scanned for viruses prior to installation to prevent adware or malware. Freeware may only be downloaded directly from the primary site that the creator of the software has advertised for public download and user or development community engagement. Users should note, any attempt by the installation process to install any additional, unrelated software is not approved and the user should take the proper steps to decline those installations.

Due to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) identified security vulnerabilities, extra vigilance should be applied to ensure the versions remain properly patched to mitigate known and future vulnerabilities. The local ISO can provide assistance in reviewing the NIST vulnerabilities.

Projects using this technology must employ a Test-Driven development model, and allow sufficient time to the functional testing phase to ensure adequate testing of dynamic typing.

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v17.9
Decision Date: 09/12/2017
Introduced By: TRM Analysis
Standards Body: N/A
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/12/2017).