[Pdx-pm] September meeting

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Thu Sep 2 12:24:23 CDT 2004

The next Perlmongers meeting is September 8, 2004 7pm at Free Geek, 1741
SE 10th Ave.

The topic is, "What's up in Ruby-land?" and intro to Ruby for Perl People
by Lennon Day-Reynolds and Phil Tomson

Ruby is an object oriented, agile language with some noticable Perl-ish
accents.  For Perlmongers interested in exploring new languages, Ruby is
a  good choice for exploration.  It's similar enough that you'll be able
to  find your way around without a translator (most of the time), yet
different enough to make the exploration interesting and educational
(kind of like visiting England:).  After a quick intro to Ruby, your
tour  guides, Lennon Day-Reynolds and Phil Tomson, will lead you through
some of  the more interesting features of Ruby, including:
* Code blocks for creating domain specific languages (or, "Here's
something the Python would choke on" :)
* C extensions and embedding Ruby
* Ruby and the web - the WEBrick http servlet
... and time permitting:
* We'll demo the installation of Instiki (a popular Ruby Wiki)
covering ALL of the technical details ;-)


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