Training: "Advanced Ruby"
Time: Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Location: Henry Moore Room
Ruby describes itself as a dynamic programming language with a focus
on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is
natural to read and easy to write. These properties allow beginners to
quickly become acquainted with, and effective in using, the language.
At the same time, Ruby's flexibility and remarkably dynamic nature
enables experts to harness its true power - the power which is at the
heart of Ruby's success stories such as Ruby on Rails, RSpec and
This tutorial will provide an overview of the advanced concepts within
Ruby. Together we will venture through the essence of what makes Ruby
so flexible and dynamic. We will explore the power of open classes,
meta-classes and modules and take a look at some of Ruby's many useful
hook methods through the use of a series of examples. For those
interested in interoperability, we will also look at communicating
with other languages such as C, Java and Objective-C. Finally, we will
bring many of these concepts together and look at a real world example
illustrating the ability to fold Ruby into readable Domain Specific
Languages, allowing us to express business logic in a way that is
readable to clients.
No prior knowledge of Ruby is necessary to appreciate this tutorial,
although a good understanding of Object Oriented concepts would
certainly come in handy.