Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: The Next Ruby

Posted in Conferences, Development on September 17, 2008


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: The Next Ruby

Ruby 1.9, currently in development, has already introduced a wide range of syntax and language feature changes to the Ruby language (some of which have been backported into 1.8.7). We’ll focus on 1.9’s changes and emphasize concrete steps needed to update existing Ruby 1.8 applications. The talk will address specific points of difference between the two versions; the new object literals, enumerators, text processing changes (encodings and oniguruma regular expressions), new scoping rules, and Fibers.

Bruce William
A Ruby developer since 2001, Bruce Williams has been pleased to see his favorite language rise out of obscurity the last few years—and pay the bills in the process. A developer for FiveRuns, Bruce also does a bit of independent consulting, has contributed to or served as the technical editor for a number of Ruby and Rails books, speaks at conferences when inspiration strikes, and is an aimless open source hacker and language designer in his copious free time

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