Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 27th Dec 2008 20:52 UTC
General Development Dave Thomas, programming book author and Ruby evangelist presented the keynote at RailsConf2008; "There's a sound that no presenter wants to hear, and that's dead silence. And that's what greeted me when I made a suggestion in my RubyConf keynote [...]. I think by the end of the talk, though, most people were convinced." This is one of the best programming topic presentations I have ever seen. Even if you've never written a line of Ruby, you'll find it perfectly clear-and enjoyable. Watch, and then "read more" for Kroc's personal commentary on the issues raised.
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jeez
by sardaukar on Sun 28th Dec 2008 02:13 UTC
sardaukar
Member since:
2006-05-09

This guy is the bane of RoR...

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RE: jeez
by sbergman27 on Sun 28th Dec 2008 02:34 in reply to "jeez"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Please elaborate beyond that cryptic statement.

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RE[2]: jeez
by segedunum on Sun 28th Dec 2008 12:47 in reply to "RE: jeez"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That's because you don't know Dave Thomas, don't know his reputation, haven't read his books and haven't seen presentations and been to conferences where you have discussed what you've just seen with others.

You can try reading the interesting parts of Zed Shaw's analysis of the whole thing as I had said before. You only need to read this chapter as well:

http://www.rubycentral.com/pickaxe/tut_classes.html

It is exceptionally poor object orientation, is a very ill fitting scenario and doesn't even use standard and accepted Ruby syntax that you see elsewhere. Then there's this:

http://www.rubycentral.com/pickaxe/classes.html

Nuff said.

You would know exactly what that uncryptic statement means if you knew what you were talking about and could actually defend Dave Thomas. Life is too short to explain here if you don't know.

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