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Ruby Beyond Rails


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Slides from my session at Lanka Ruby User Group meetup (28th Oct 2009). I talked about why Ruby is much more than just Rails and web applications.

Slides from my session at Lanka Ruby User Group meetup (28th Oct 2009). I talked about why Ruby is much more than just Rails and web applications.

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  • 1. Ruby Beyond Rails Lanka Ruby User Group 28 October 2009 Gaveen Prabhasara
  • 2. Ruby beyond Rails
  • 3. 1993 Matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto) Creates Ruby Ruby beyond Rails
  • 4. Late 90s Ruby gets Recognition outside Japan Ruby beyond Rails
  • 5. 2004 DHH (David Heinemeier Hansson) Creates Ruby on Rails Ruby beyond Rails
  • 6. Then Ruby becomes mainstream Ruby beyond Rails
  • 7. Now Everybody think Ruby is the shorten term for Ruby on Rails Ruby beyond Rails
  • 8. Now Everybody think Ruby is the shorten term for Ruby on Rails And Everything is Fine! :) Ruby beyond Rails
  • 9. Ruby beyond Rails
  • 10. Ruby is a Web programming language, right? Ruby beyond Rails
  • 11. No! (And sort of Yes) Ruby beyond Rails
  • 12. What else can Ruby Do? Ruby beyond Rails
  • 13. Quite a lot actually Ruby beyond Rails
  • 14. “a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.” - Ruby Official Website "a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language... - Wikipedia Ruby beyond Rails
  • 15. has many implementations MRI/YARV, JRuby, Rubinius, IronRuby, MagLev, Blue Ruby, MacRuby, HotRuby, tinyrb, etc. Which means Ruby is available on many Software platforms Ruby beyond Rails
  • 16. can run in many environments Linux, Windows, MacOS X, SymbianOS, Common Unix variants, etc. Which means Ruby is available on many Operating Systems Ruby beyond Rails
  • 17. Among other things, Good string processing Good RegEx engine (Oniguruma) Easy network programming Highly readable code Low entry barrier High developer happiness Ruby beyond Rails
  • 18. Let's see what else is there Ruby beyond Rails
  • 19. Before we start Ruby beyond Rails
  • 20. Web Application Frameworks Ruby beyond Rails
  • 21. Ruby can be used to program web applications If you like with many available options such as Ruby beyond Rails
  • 22. Lightweight Web Servers Ruby beyond Rails
  • 23. There are quite a few lightweight web servers/ Web server libraries written in Ruby Ruby beyond Rails
  • 24. Web Servers Interface Ruby beyond Rails
  • 25. In the form of Rack, unifies the API for web servers, web frameworks, and software in between Ruby beyond Rails
  • 26. Scripting Ruby beyond Rails
  • 27. Ruby has always been a popular choice as a Scripting language Ruby beyond Rails
  • 28. Other than that there are several scripting Tools available in the Ruby world Rake - Thor - Boson - Ruby beyond Rails
  • 29. There is also a Ruby Shell available for scripting purposes Ruby beyond Rails
  • 30. Security Ruby beyond Rails
  • 31. The popular Open Source Exploitation Framework and Security tool Metasploit is written with Ruby From the web UI to the disassembler Plus the Metasploit Rex library (Ruby) which is included in the Motasploit Framework contains a lot a goodies. Check it out! Ruby beyond Rails
  • 32. Mobile Applications Ruby beyond Rails
  • 33. Ruby native implementation is already available under certain versions of SymbianOS Rhodes mobile application framework enables the development of cross-platform mobile applications For iPhone, Android, WinMo, Symbian, BlackBerry using Ruby which are compiled into native code Ruby beyond Rails
  • 34. VoIP Ruby beyond Rails
  • 35. Adhearsion project brings the elegance of Ruby Into the voice application domain Ruby beyond Rails
  • 36. Deployment Ruby beyond Rails
  • 37. Capistrano makes deploying Ruby web applications (and others up to a certain mark) very easy There are alternatives to Capistrano (for Rails deployment) such as Vlad - Inploy - Ruby beyond Rails
  • 38. Infrastructure Management Ruby beyond Rails
  • 39. Puppet is the current industry champion in the Configuration Management game Chef is another tool similar to Puppet Ruby beyond Rails
  • 40. What do you think now? Ruby beyond Rails
  • 41. For further information have a look at the white paper “The Ruby and Rails Ecosystem” Disclaimer: The author was completely unaware of this whitepaper when he was preparing these slides Ruby beyond Rails
  • 42. These are just generic introductions Had to manage within the time constraints Hope to do some hands on sessions in future Q&A Ruby beyond Rails