August 13, 2009
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Special Joint Meeting with Des Moines CocoaHeads
Luke Amdor / Big Creek Software, LLC
Creating Mac OS X Applications with MacRuby
MacRuby is a full 1.9 compatible version of Ruby that runs on the ObjectiveC runtime. But that's not all. MacRuby brings the elegance and flexibility of Ruby to create full fledged Mac OS X desktop applications. MacRuby doesn't sacrifice speed to do this either.
In this presentation, we'll discuss:
- how MacRuby fits in the Mac OS X and Ruby ecosystem.
- Ruby, Objective-C, and CoreFoundation fundamentals.
- how MacRuby works its magic
- how to set up MacRuby projects
- integration with Interface Builder
- future of MacRuby
We'll also put together some Mac OS X applications:
- the quintessential Twitter client
- a Flickr photo search using HotCocoa
- using Test Driven Development to create Cocoa applications
We'll also explore the possibility of iPhone applications using MacRuby.
Coldwell Banker / Mid-America Group Realtors
8825 Northpark Court
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.
We'll give away the winner's choice of the following JetBrains products:
- RubyMine Personal License
- IntelliJ IDEA Personal License
- ReSharper Personal License
- TeamCity Build Agent
Dinner After the Meeting
If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.