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)
- 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