Peter Cooper recently asked: ‘How has Ruby blown or stretched your mind?’
Just for fun, here’s my answer. It’s not a feature of the language that is so important. It’s the attitude. Ruby’s creator Yukihiro Matsumoto expressed it in this year 2000 interview. My favorite excerpts are below.
A reminder: I’ll be giving a preview of Nu at the SF Ruby Meetup tomorrow night.
Since time is limited, it will mostly be a demo session. I’m planning to show some of the things that I did at C4 , talk a bit about my reasons for writing Nu, show a couple of small random examples, and then close with a fun multithreaded desktop app.
Bosco gave me some time to talk about Nu at the SF Ruby Meetup.
BRIDGES and BEYOND – Tim Burks will present the latest twist on his RubyObjC bridge, a new language written specifically to be a glue language for Objective-C. In a lot of ways it’s like Ruby, but in one important way, it’s Lisp. You might say that it’s “Ruby with Parentheses”, but it’s called Nu, and it’s not just for the desktop. We’ll take an in-depth look at a blog server written in Nu that has a built-in Objective-C webserver, a Nu page templating engine, and an ActiveRecord-style ORM based on Apple’s CoreData framework.
Tuesday, September 18, 6pm.