When it comes to learning computer programming, Ruby is often singled out as a good place to start. It's creator wanted to improve programmer productivity while making programming more fun, and this has led to its relative simplicity, making it a good language to start with.
If you are a bit of a command-line junkie and ever wanted to use APIs but wished you could get that data straight from your favorite shell, GoogleCL is for you. GoogleCL is a new open source project that allows you to utilize major Google APIs without writing code. It defines a set of commands that you can use as command-line utilities and access a number of Google services. For example, you can upload pictures to Google Picasa Web, create a new event in your Google Calendar, upload a blog post to Google Blogger, export your contacts to a file and much more.