Back in 2005 there was virtually no Ruby community in Brazil. David Hansson himself was there, at the FISL conference, showcasing a pre-1.0 Rails (which later became the famous 15-min blog screencast). Only 3 years later the community grew
Dave Thomas just announced that the Third Edition of the PickAxe has just entered beta. Each edition of the book tracks the latest Ruby release, and each is the definitive reference to Ruby. This third edition maintains that tradition, and has been updated to reflect the new features of Ruby 1.9.
The RubyLearning.com site has been active for some time now and the users of my site are normally people learning the Ruby programming language.
I have been asked time and again about ‘Rails Hosting In India‘ and thought it best that I list down the Rails Hosts that I have heard of, in India.
The Pune GNU/Linux Users Group have announced ‘PLUG MASHUP‘, a technology event which includes a Hack-a-thon and a mashup camp to be held on October 13th and 14th, 2007 at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthan, Pune, India. The Hack-a-thon will bring together many developers and contributors. It will aim to generate some serious code during the event, in order to help grow the pool of FOSS contributors in India.
RubyLearning caught up with Arindam Basu and requested him to brief us about Survserv, a Rails based real time outbreak detection system (still in Beta).
The Ruby Association has announced ‘The Ruby Logo Contest‘. An official Ruby logo is needed to promote Ruby, and therefore a contest to select one.
Siddharth Karandikar a PuneRuby member and some of his friends are hard at work in creating paahijen.com – a suit of applications in Indian languages. I asked Siddharth to share some of his experiences with us.
Vincent Spehner heads the company ThinkDRY, based in Pune. Recently, I had a chance to talk to him and requested him to share some of his experiences. Here goes.
Nag. B is the brain behind Startups.in. Startups.in simplifies the establishment of startups through a collaborative approach that is a win-win situation to all the involved members. I’ve invited Nag to share some of his experiences in this interview.
(This interview appeared before on 28th Aug. 2006 on the PuneRuby blog).
Today we talk to our own Ruby Guru, Shashank Date.
Satish Talim>> Hello Shashank, and welcome to PuneRuby. Could you tell us something about yourself – your background; where you are based…?
(This interview appeared before on 18th Aug. 2006 on the PuneRuby blog).
Today, we shall be talking to another Ruby Guru – Phil Tomson.
(This interview appeared before on 17th Aug. 2006 on the PuneRuby blog).
There is a lot to learn from experienced Ruby developers and in our continuing series of talking to such Ruby enthusiasts from around the world, Satish Talim today talks to Peat Bakke.
The book, Beginning Ruby is a complete beginner’s guide to Ruby and ideal for both people who’ve not programmed before or those who’ve done a little programming but don’t understand the finer details (such as OOP, dynamic languages, or scripting).
Some interesting news and articles that I thought worth mentioning:
ED4W is a full featured Programmer’s Editor/IDE with support
Saw this on Ruby-Talk – CodeGear (the Borland spin-off) has a survey open on Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
I thought I would let you know that I have added Google AJAX Search on my Learning Ruby site. This embeds a video bar on the web page and lets you watch Ruby and Rails related videos (presentations, tutorials, etc.) you’ve selected, right there on the site itself. Have fun!
Update your working copy to the latest version of Rails 1.2.2, by going to your command prompt and entering:
Kidzworld: a fully moderated, safe and secure social networking site for kids. In this world, internet savvy grade-schoolers can play games, enter contests, win prizes, test their knowledge in trivia quizzes
In the early part of 2006, in my hometown Pune, everyone would associate Ruby with ‘Ratnaraj‘ or “king of precious stones” as per our ancient language of Sanskrit. Over the year things have changed, and the Ruby language and its famous framework Rails are seeing a huge surge of popularity here.