Friday, March 10, 2006

Ruby Class Hierarchy

A good way to learn Ruby is to learn the Class Hierarchy, right at the start. That way you know where everything fits. Thanks to Pierre Garigue for this tip.
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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ruby Quickstart

For those who are too lazy to install Ruby, but would like to play with it, check out
try ruby! (in your browser)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Second meet: Free Ruby/Rails Workshop

PuneRuby in association with Reevik Technologies Pvt. Ltd is pleased to announce the following 'free' workshop for its members.

Venue: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, 7th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune-411016

Date: Sunday, 26th March 2006

Time: 1400 to 1800 hrs

Schedule:
(a) QuickRuby by Satish Talim
(b) Advanced Ruby and Welcome to Rails playground by Dibya Prakash

This workshop is restricted to PuneRuby members:

(a) Developers - 20
(b) Corporate - 5
(c) Students - 5
(d) Reserved seats - 5

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly send the following information to satish.talim@gmail.com

(a) Name and Postal address
(b) Email id
(c) Contact number
(d) Whether a Student / Developer / Corporate
(e) Company name and designation
(f) Years of software experience
(g) What's your interest in Ruby and Rails?

Selected members will have to pay a nominal fee of Rs 50-00 towards snacks etc.

Decision of the organizers is final and binding.
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Monday, March 06, 2006

Interactive Ruby

Interactive Ruby means using a Command window. irb is a Ruby Shell, useful for trying out Ruby code. When you installed your Ruby software, the System Environment variable path is already set to point to the bin folder of Ruby.
To use irb, open a new Command window and type:

irb --simple-prompt

A prompt appears as >>

You can place a Ruby program directly on the command line. For example, you can start using this as a simple calculator. If you type 3+4 and then press the enter key, you get 7. Typing exit or quit, closes the Command window.
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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Installing Ruby

First, check whether Ruby is already installed. Open a Command window and type:
ruby -v
(-v tells the interpreter to print the version of ruby), then press the Enter key. If ruby is installed, you will see a message something like the following:
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-mswin32]
If Ruby is not installed, download this one-click installer. Do a full install. The current version of Ruby is 1.8.4. Ruby releases with even subversion numbers - 1.6, 1.8, and so on - are stable, public releases.
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

What is Ruby?

An article What is Ruby best descibes it - Ruby is a pure object-oriented programming language with a super clean syntax that makes programming elegant and fun. Ruby successfully combines Smalltalk's conceptual elegance, Python's ease of use and learning, and Perl's pragmatism. Ruby was created in 1993 by a Japanese, Yukihiro Matsumoto, a.k.a "Matz", and has started to become popular worldwide in the past few years as more English language books and documentation have become available.
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PuneRuby First Meet Held

PuneRuby
The group held it's first ever meet in Pune on 25th Feb. 2006 at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, 7th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune-411016.

The meet was attended by over 15 members (probably the largest ever Ruby meet in the world!). The theme of the meet was a discussion about Ruby and Ruby on Rails (ROR) and was presented by Dibya Prakash and Shubhangi Bhagwat. The next meet is scheduled for the last week of March 2006.
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