October 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Speaker

Blaine Buxton

Topic

Advanced Ruby

Ruby is a wondrous language that can do more than just simply power Rails.  In this talk, Blaine Buxton will show off his Lazy Enumeration project, which while not a large project shows off a lot of Ruby's most advanced features.  Lazy Enumeration was implemented when Blaine read a paper on Higher Order Methods and wanted to play around with the idea.  Along the way, the idea was expanded to lazily build collections as well (they calculate collect, select, etc only when necessary).  Be prepared to see excellent use of polymorphism and functional programming.  Blaine will show how you too can push your Ruby code to greater heights.  Bring your thinking caps and curiosity.

Blaine leads the Omaha Dynamic Language User Group.

Meeting Location

Coldwell Banker / Mid-America Group Realtors
8825 Northpark Court
Johnston, Iowa

Just north of I35/80 at the 86th Street exit.

GPS coordinates: N 41° 39.368' W 93° 44.378'

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.

Meeting Notes

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