Archive for August 2006

Race Is On to Woo Next-Gen Developer

August 29, 2006

Dynamic languages are flexible languages that enable developers to write code quickly and easily. The appeal of dynamic languages is clear: As systems continue to grow more complex, developers seek simpler ways to get their work done. The goal of these languages: Simplify the software development process. The winner takes the loyalty of the next generation of developers.
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2009010,00.asp

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How to follow the Ruby revolution

August 29, 2006

Ruby is an emergent technology, and so at this moment you can observe in one of its discussion group such as the Google group ‘comp.lang.ruby’ how it is highly active. More than 5000 people driving the revolution. It is nice to see but to try to follow that it is really discouraging. Due to high traffic is difficult to keep up with. So here it is described a way to follow highly active discussion groups, a way to follow certain subject in the daily news and spy japanese rubyists.

So a tip to follow highly active discussion groups is to setup: to receive daily an ‘abriged email’ in your Google account e.g. ‘My Account -> My Subscriptions’.

Even though KSTool is a better KM tool than a discussion group, it lacks a feature like that in order to handle the high traffic communities and also the automatic and proper way to notify the subscribed members.

Google Group ‘comp.lang.ruby’
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby

So a tip to follow a certain subject in the daily news is to setup Google Alerts service according to certain type of information e.g. news and the frequency – especifying a keyword etc…and Google Alerts will sent email showing the hits, see foward the links.

Google Alerts
http://www.google.com/alerts

The creator of Ruby is Japanese, the Rubist magazine is in Japanese, and a great many users of Ruby are Japanese, yet I can’t understand a word they are saying. That’s not their fault. Wonder no longer. Thanks to Google Translate’s Japanese to English translation and the Bookmarklet feature of Firefox.

Spy on Japanese
http://drnicwilliams.com/2006/08/29/ann-spy-on-the-japanese-rubists

Ruby is exploding onto the scene as Java did at the end of 1990s

August 24, 2006

Java is no longer the answer to every software development problem. Ruby is exploding onto the scene, just as Java did at the end of 1990s. Developers are driving the revolution, and the amazing productivity of Ruby on Rails is fueling it. So who better to talk about Ruby and Rails than the strongest proponent of Ruby, Bruce Tate.
http://www.puneruby.com/blog/?p=62

.NET and Java to get better dynamic language support

August 24, 2006

With highly expressive syntax that is easy to read, write, and maintain, dynamic programming languages like Python and Ruby are extremely conducive to rapid development. Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have observed growing interest in dynamic programming, and plan to integrate more extensive support for dynamic language features in their respective managed language platforms.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060810-7462.html

Ruby will enter the top 10 within half a year and replace Delphi

August 24, 2006

According to the TIOBE Programming Community index the chances are that Ruby will enter the top 10 within half a year and replace Delphi and that the dynamically typed languages are gradually getting back in the spotlight.
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

Microsoft Phasing in Support for Dynamic Languages on .Net

August 24, 2006

Microsoft is working behind the scenes to enhance the support of .Net for dynamic programming languages…looking at leveraging some of the simplicity that Basic has. “That feels a lot like what people say they love today about dynamic languages,” he said. “People say they love a language like Ruby because it has this simplicity and this dynamism.”
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2001138,00.asp

Ruby Cookbook in print or PDF

August 24, 2006

Ruby Cookbook – You can now buy this must-have book in our usual high-quality print format, or in a fully searchable and bookmarked PDF for 50% off the print book price. When you need to solve a problem, don’t reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/?CMP=%20ILC-H2K675675382&ATT=rubyckbk