Western Canada Software Symposium
September 28 - 30, 2007 - Calgary, Alberta
Object-oriented scripting languages, or agile dynamic languages, as some like to call those, are gaining programmers' attention. Several dynamic languages are on the JVM. Groovy and JRuby are two languages that are drawing developers' interest. Sun has shown support for these two, and especially JRuby by hiring the core developers.
In this session we will learn what JRuby is. We will take an example driven approach to look at interesting features. We will see how a piece of code you would write in Java can be written, elegantly, using JRuby. In addition to the current features, we will also discuss the state of the language and tools.
About Venkat Subramaniam
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects, and speaks frequently at international conferences and user groups. Venkat is also an adjunct faculty and teaches CS courses remotely at the University of Houston. He is author of ".NET Gotchas," coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).More About Venkat »