About the Talk
May 15th, 2010 9:50 AM
ThoughtWorks - AON Center, 200 E. Randolph St. 25th Floor, Chicago, ILThoughtWorks - AON Center, 200 E. Randolph St. 25th Floor, Chicago, IL
Ruby and Unix clearly are interrelated, from Matz's championing of open source, to the large swath of the Ruby standard libraries that mirror the standard Unix interfaces, to the hacker culture that breathes life into both. This talk will look at the themes shared between the two, how Ruby and its community has been influenced by the Unix philosophy and ecosystem, as well as ways that both sides can further influence each other. We'll look at particular examples and high-level concepts and put Ruby in the context of ideas that have been evolving since the late 1960s.