RubyConf 2008: A wonderful, awful idea: ruby in the browser

Posted in Conferences, Development on December 16, 2008


RubyConf 2008: A wonderful, awful idea: ruby in the browser

This talk is about the many paths towards getting ruby running in your web browser. I'll first talk about why this is even a good idea. I'll then talk briefly about each approach I've investigated and the differing amounts of FAIL I encountered with each. Next I'll focus on the most promising contender, rubyjs, a ruby compiler which outputs javascript. I'll demonstrate how you can begin using it in your application today with lots of code and live demos.

About Christopher Nelson
Chris Nelson came very much the long way around to find happiness coding Ruby. He has been doing software development for 10 years at companies with small Fortune numbers and those without any (where he finds it much easier to actually get things done). He has published several articles and spoken at numerous conferences including Railsconf, JavaOne, OSCON, and eRubycon as well as local Java and Ruby user groups. Currently Chris is an independent consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, 4 children, and 2 cats.

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Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Confreaks, RubyConf 2008, Browsers