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September 3, 2011

Ruby: Links, News and Resources (1)

Filed under: Links, Programming Languages, Ruby — ajlopez @ 11:36 am

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You know, I’m a programming language geek. These are the links I collected about Ruby (yes, there is an AjRuby out there ;-)

Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was first developed and designed by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. It was influenced primarily by Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, and Lisp.

Ruby supports multiple programming paradigms, including functional, object oriented, imperative and reflective. It also has a dynamic type system and automatic memory management; it is therefore similar in varying respects to Smalltalk, Python, Perl, Lisp, Dylan, Pike, and CLU.

The standard 1.8.7 implementation is written in C, as a single-pass interpreted language. There is currently no specification of the Ruby language, so the original implementation is considered to be the de facto reference. As of 2010[update], there are a number of complete or upcoming alternative implementations of the Ruby language, including YARV, JRuby, Rubinius, IronRuby, MacRuby, and HotRuby. Each takes a different approach, with IronRuby, JRuby and MacRuby providing just-in-time compilation and MacRuby also providing ahead-of-time compilation. The official 1.9 branch uses YARV, as will 2.0 (development), and will eventually supersede the slower Ruby MRI.

RubyConf Argentina 2011

Lisp vs. Smalltalk vs. Ruby

InfoQ: From .NET to Ruby: Adventure, Courage, and Joy

Ruby Programming Challenge for Newbies

Fastruby, fast execution of ruby code
by @dseminara

Connecting to SQL Azure from Ruby Applications

Crowd Interactive Tech Blog :: Why ruby?

Ruby creator Matsumoto joins Heroku — Cloud Computing News

Cloud Cover Episode 48 – Node.js, Ruby, and Python in Windows Azure | Cloud Cover | Channel 9

Code & Beyond: Rubinius 2.0 – versión preliminar para desarrolladores

RVM: Ruby Version Manager – RVM Ruby Version Manager – Documentation

The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Exceptional Ruby

Clarkware › Ruby Learning Test #1: Are You There, World?

InfoQ: Interview: Russ Olsen on “Eloquent Ruby”

4 Free Ways to Learn to Code Online

Ruby for Newbies: Working with Directories and Files | Nettuts+

Recorriendo Otros Rumbos: Ruby todo terreno. Ahora probando en Mac.

The Twitter Engineering Blog: Building a Faster Ruby Garbage Collector

Language War: PHP vs. Ruby | Nettuts+ – Why PHP is better than Ruby

Ruby For Kids – Teach Children Programming By Creating Games

Lesson learned: don’t stray too far from well supported language, tool and platform combinations

Consuming Windows Azure Blob Storage from Ruby

Recorriendo Otros Rumbos: Primeros pasos con Ruby

Time To Diversify

Joakim Karlsson › TDD Kata: The Game of Life

kevinswiber/NRack – GitHub

Ruby on 64MB RAM – Genesis | ProgFu
Making Ruby Fast: The Rubinius JIT

Ruby Mutants

InfoQ: Panel: The Future of Programming Languages

being agile: Creating and publishing your first ruby gem

Do YOU know Ruby’s ‘Chainsaw’ method?
Oh! It’s like default method in AjSharp ;-)

Memcached and Ruby

Using Ruby Classes In C# With IronRuby

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Angel “NotAGem” Lopez


  1. Nice language indeed!

    Let me add some info:

    Maglev: (As its page says: A fast, stable, Ruby implementation with integrated object persistence and distributed shared cache).

    No so foreign functions slides (The talk of Martin McClure in Edimburgh 2011):

    Just my 2 cents :)

    Comment by garduino (@garduino) — September 3, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

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