Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 24 - 26, 2006 - Milwaukee, WI
Ruby for Java Programmers
Ruby recently enjoyed its tenth birthday. Instead of cake and candles, the community celebrated by releasing a wave of new libraries and frameworks that make Ruby programming even easier. This talk features some of the best of these, as we explore Ruby.
We'll spend about half the session getting to know Ruby: the syntax, type system, blocks, iterators, and so on. Then we'll dive in and develop some real-world code using web services, RSS, and databases. If you want to come to the Rails talk, and you're not that familiar with Ruby, this talk is a good starting point.
About Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software--accurate and highly flexible systems. He helped write the now-famous Agile Manifesto, and regularly speak on new ways of producing software. He is the author of six books, including the best selling The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (Addison-Wesley) and Programming Ruby: A Pragmatic Programmer's Guide (Pragmatic Bookshelf).More About Dave »