How to follow the Ruby revolution

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

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