[Spug-list] Re: SPUG: Re: [Pdx-pm] Meeting (fwd)

Ryan Davis 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 
> meeting
> ... it could be either a follow up to Phil's presentation or another 
> intro
> 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:
>>> News
>>>   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
>>>   programmers
>>> 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
>>>   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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