Getting to Know Ruby 1.9

David A. Black (Ruby Central, Inc.)
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Location: Pavilion 2 - 3
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 40 ratings)

An overview of important new features and changes in Ruby 1.9, including some compatibility issues to watch out for when you’re migrating your 1.8 code.

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David A. Black

Ruby Central, Inc.

David A. Black is a long-time Ruby and Rails programmer, author, and trainer. Active in the Ruby world since 2000, David is the author of Ruby for Rails: Ruby techniques for Rails developers, from Manning Publications. He has co-organized numerous Ruby/Rails conferences and spoken at conferences and Ruby/Rails users groups in the United States, Canada, and England. David is the chief author of Ruby’s standard scanf library, and the author and maintainer of the official Ruby Change Request site.

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Norman Clarke
05/06/2009 2:27pm PDT

David Black gave a more interesting presentation just sitting there with a terminal open than most people could give with fancy slides and graphics. This was a really enjoyable presentation, it would have been great if it could have gone 30 minutes more.

Michael Gaffney
05/06/2009 1:53pm PDT

Good tour.

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