Jim Weirich, Creator of the Ruby build tool, rake
Jim Weirich - Creator of the Ruby build tool, rake
Tue - 11:30-12:30 PM, Salon D

Are you curious about Ruby? Perhaps you’ve heard fantastic things about how Ruby makes you 100 times more productive. Or maybe you’ve heard the hype about this fantastic web framework called Rails that allows to you build your complete app in 5 minutes during a coffee break. And all this talk about meta-programming and dynamic languages, is it really that different from what you are using now?

While there certainly is a lot of buzz surrounding Ruby and Rails, there is also some basis for the buzz. This talk will cut through the hype and get down to the real reasons you might want to make Ruby your next programming language.