Being Dynamic With Ruby

Scottish Developers
Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
Glasgow Caledonian University , Glasgow, GB

This month we have a bit of Ruby for you with Colin Gemmell.

The Talk

It should come as no surprise that Ruby is a dynamic language but do you know how to use this to you advantage. In this talk we will look at how to use Ruby’s dynamic nature to keep you code DRY, write less code and make your code easier to maintain. As a final example we will see how to use these same tricks how to create a simple DSL

The Speaker

Colin Gemmell is a Web/Application Developer from Glasgow. He has gained a wide range of experience in his short time as a developer working on everything from enterprise applications to small promotional web-sites. After 3 and a half years working in .NET he made the jump to Ruby on Rails and hasn’t yet looked back (but there’s still time). An avid follower of agile principles and practices and a growing interest in agile project management, he is always happy to pass on his views of software development to anyone that will listen.

Colin has recently started the Glasgow Ruby User Group which held it's inaugural meeting at the start of the month

The Venue

We are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

After the meeting we normally retire to the back bar at Waxy O'Connor's

The Agenda

18:00 Doors Open
19:00 Welcome
19:10 The Talk
20:20 Feedback & Wrap-up
20:30 Retire to the Pub

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