David A. Black 3.88
With the release of Ruby 1.9.1 in January, the 1.9 series has really come into its own. There are a lot of new features, as well as some snags for anyone migrating code from 1.8. In this presentation, we'll look at a bit of both: what's new in 1.9 (encoding, the full maturity of enumerators, sorted hashes, and more) and some of the things you need to be aware of as you update your existing code (no more "each" for strings, the remove of the default to_a, etc.) The talk will give you your bearings in 1.9, preparing you to get the most out of the language and helping you to follow the on-going debates and discussions about the further development of Ruby.