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Introduction to Ruby

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October 24, 2009 6:30 AM

University of Minnesota 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Come learn about Ruby, and how it's much more than Rails. Ruby is a dynamic, fully object-oriented language that borrows from Perl, Smalltalk, and LISP, but provides a clean, simple syntax usable by hobbiests, but enough power to be used by some of the most hardcore metaprogrammers in the world. Ruby has caught the attention of Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, and Sun, powers sites like Yellowpages.com and Hulu, and is an absolute joy to work with. In this presentation, you'll learn the fundamentals of Ruby, and you'll see it in action as we build a simple web service using the Sinatra microframework, a static web site with StaticMatic, and we'll test a web site using Cucumber and our browser. Ruby is a lot more than Rails, so come learn about it today!

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