SPUG: Re: [Pdx-pm] Meeting
pate at eylerfamily.org
Tue Jan 7 10:12:40 CST 2003
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.
Kaitiaki/manager migrant Linux sys admin
the Koha project ruby, shell, and perl geek
On 6 Jan 2003, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
> 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.
> > __END__
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> Michael R. Wolf
> All mammals learn by playing!
> MichaelRunningWolf at att.net
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