Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby Past, Present, and Future

Posted in Conferences, Development on September 18, 2008


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby Past, Present, and Future

The second keynote of the night was given by Matz on Ruby's "Past, present, future"

I always find it hard to sum up Matz's presentations. They are funny, inspirational, and touching in a way that doesn't lend it self to summary. You come away with the feeling that this man really wants to write a language that will make you a happier person.

Topics he discussed include:

  • Why Ruby is simple, but not too simple (or Ruby vs Lisp)
  • Interpreters
  • 1.9 features
  • 2.0 notions
  • The primary goal of Ruby is to enjoy programming

Then he graciously answered questions for 30 minutes. And got a standing ovation.

Author: Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

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