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The Imminent Collapse of Ruby

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June 8, 2013 11:30 AM

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

The premise of this talk is that Ruby is an inherently untrustworthy language, and that a radical re-imagining of its class dependency model is required to ensure its long-term future.

In this talk I will gently but firmly show why a language that was exciting and fresh in 2002, is dangerously flawed in 2013, and will not survive to 2024. I will also propose an replacement set of semantics that retain the “Ruby Way” and are highly backwards-compatible with the Ruby we love. The talk will cover issues with respect to framework vulnerabilities, gem dependencies, unit tests, and programming-by-contract.

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