CANCELED Colloquial Ruby - How to Speak Ruby Like a Native
Chad Fowler, Ruby Central, Inc.
David A. Black, Co-Director, Ruby Central, Inc.
Date: Monday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Most Ruby programmers come to Ruby from other languages. While it is easy to learn Ruby's syntax, many new Rubyists program Ruby as if they were programming in their "native" languages. Many of Ruby's more advanced features--and, therefore, much of its power--are lost in the translation. This tutorial will walk attendees through some of the more esoteric aspects of the Ruby language.
Attendees will be exposed to:
An in-depth look at Ruby's type system
Advanced metaclass hackery and run-time class extension
Functional programming techniques
The use of first-class continuations
Various "Rubyisms" with real-world examples
Attendees will take away practical techniques that can be immediately put into practice in their own Ruby projects.
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