[Spug-list] Re: SPUG: Re: [Pdx-pm] Meeting (fwd)
ryand at zenspider.com
Tue Jan 7 12:09:19 CST 2003
On Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at 09:34 AM, Pat Eyler wrote:
> We could probably make this easier (or more interesting), and do a Ruby
> for Perl Programmers meeting for the February Seattle Ruby Brigade
> ... it could be either a follow up to Phil's presentation or another
> for people who don't want to make the trip.
Doug Beaver and I will be going down to tomorrow's perl/ruby meeting in
Portland! I hope it's a good turnout... I'd like to make this sort of
cross-pollination much more common between Seattle and Portland, maybe
even BC as well... Lots of driving, but lots of fun!
>> Anyone interested in a road trip to Portland? The Portland Perl
>> Mongers are having a meeting this Wednesday, January 8th.
>> Topic: Ruby for Perl Programmers or What's all this Ruby stuff?
>> Michael Wolf
>> Joshua Keroes <jkeroes at eli.net> writes:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> kind of began to make my eyes hurt ;-) After finding Ruby a couple
>>> years back my eyes are feeling much better.
>>> So "Why should I learn Ruby?" you ask? Well, it has a lot of the
>>> 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
>>> comfortable with Ruby.
>>> I'll present a quick introduction to Ruby and how it's similar to
>>> 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
>>> URL: www.onsitetech.com
>>> 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!
>>> Technology offices.
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