Ruby's Dark and Dusty Corners

Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard), Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
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Location: Ballroom II
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 67 ratings)

Back by popular demand, Evan and Charlie are going to talk about all those nooks and crannies of Ruby you never knew existed. Focused mainly on traps to avoid, they’ll discuss a number of features in Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 and how they actually work, including all the gory details. As a special bonus offer, the duo will briefly discuss performance related pitfalls and how they can be avoided. Be prepared to grep your own code and watch in terror as Ruby’s dark and dusty corners are revealed!

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Evan Phoenix

Engine Yard

Evan Phoenix is the lead Rubinius developer, working on Rubinius fulltime, funded by Engine Yard.

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Charles Nutter

Engine Yard, Inc

Charles Oliver Nutter has been programming most of his life, as a Java developer for the past decade and as a JRuby developer for over four years. He co-leads the JRuby project, an effort to bring the beauty of Ruby and the power of the JVM together. Charles believes in open source and open standards and hopes his efforts on JRuby and other languages will ensure the JVM remains the preferred open-source managed runtime for many years to come. Charles blogs at blog.headius.com and tweets as headius on Twitter.

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Gavin Stark
06/29/2010 6:00pm EDT

I missed the first part of this talk, any chance the slides will be posted? (if they are worth it without the live commentary)

Derek Croft
06/17/2010 10:06am EDT

Evan and Charles were engaging, interesting presenters. The talk lived up to its name and discussed material that only someone who has implemented a full-fledged Ruby interpreter would know.

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