One of the advantages of learning a new language is being exposed to new idioms and new approaches to solving old problems. In this talk, we will introduce the Ruby language with particular focus on the idioms and concepts that are different from what is found in Java.
We will introduce concepts such as closures, continuations and meta programming. We will also examine powerful techniques that are practically impossible in Java due to its compile time binding of types.
No experience with Ruby is assumed although an understanding of Java would be helpful.
This talk was given at the Toronto Java Users Group in April 2008