jkeroes at eli.net
Mon Jan 6 18:07:53 CST 2003
Looks like there's a meeting this Wedsnesday. http://portland.pm.org/ says:
The next meeting is Wednesday Jan 8th 2003, this will be the first
meeting of 2003. Phil Tomson will be speaking on Ruby for Perl
Bio: Phil Tomson
I've been programming in Ruby for about 2 years now - sometimes even
for money! (though not currently) Prior to that I did a fair amount of
Perl programming for about six years. Prior to that (about 10 years
ago) I was an ASIC (hardware) engineer.
Topic: Ruby for Perl Programmers or What's all this Ruby stuff?
You can do object oriented Perl programming and I have, but, uh, ...
how can I put this tactfully considering the audience... well, it just
kind of began to make my eyes hurt ;-) After finding Ruby a couple of
years back my eyes are feeling much better.
So "Why should I learn Ruby?" you ask? Well, it has a lot of the same
features you like about Perl - like regular expressions, strings,
arrays, hashes - but they're used in a very object oriented,
consistent manner. Ruby is different enough from Perl to so that
learning it will help you to look at programming problems in a new
light and that's always valuable. I've also found that Ruby is easy
for Perl programmers to learn - it only took me a few days to become
comfortable with Ruby.
I'll present a quick introduction to Ruby and how it's similar to and
yet different from Perl.
Where and when
Place: Onsite! Technology, Inc.
Address: 333 SE 3rd, Portland, OR
Date and Time: 2003-01-08 at 7:00 PM
There will be a social meeting at Rose and Raindrop at 6:00 PM. The
address is 532 S.E. Grand and it's about 3 blocks from the Onsite!
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