Presentation: "Three years of real-world Ruby"

Time: Wednesday 15:45 - 16:45

Location: Henry Moore Room

Abstract: ThoughtWorks has been using Ruby on client projects for about three years now. Furthermore we've also built one of our products (Mingle) using Ruby. Three years in is a good point to look back and talk about what we've learned about using Ruby for commercial projects. What are its real strengths, are the problems the ones we expect? We can also think about what role Ruby will play in our future portfolio.

Chief Scientist Martin Fowler, Loud-mouth on Object Design

Chief Scientist Martin  Fowler

Martin Fowler is an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development.

He concentrates on designing enterprise software - looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. He has pioneered object-oriented technology, refactoring, patterns, agile methodologies, domain modeling, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Extreme Programming.

He's the Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks - an international application development company, and has written five books on software development: Analysis Patterns, UML Distilled (now in its 3rd edition), Refactoring, Planning Extreme Programming (with Kent Beck), and Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. I also write articles regularly on my site at Martin Fowler.