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Ruby in a Day
Dave Thomas, The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

Track: Ruby
Date: Tuesday, July 08
Time: 8:45am - 5:15pm
Location: Salon G

Smalltalk and Objective-C were ahead of their time: we're just entering the decade of the dynamically typed, flexible language. And by all accounts, Ruby could well be the language of that decade. Small, but tremendously expressive, Ruby is finding favor among all kinds of developers. From web applications to numerical simulations at NASA, Ruby is gaining popularity and mindshare.

As a developer, you owe it to yourself to have a look at Ruby. Thomas' highly hands-on tutorial takes you from the basics of Ruby all the way through to writing a significant Ruby application. And we'll have fun along the way! By the end of the tutorial, you'll be comfortable writing Ruby code to solve real-world problems.

Even if you never go on to write another line of Ruby code, the ideas in the language can greatly improve the way you think about design and the ways you implement your programs.

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