Ruby: Past, Present, and Future

Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto

(creator of Ruby)

4,000 years ago we had one language (Babel)

That one language was “Fortran” 🙂

Hired by NaCl  – open source integrated

1999 – First book published

It should be “Rails on Ruby” since Rails is a DSL for the web built with Ruby…

Sometimes Smart People:  Just don’t understand the nature of ordinary brains..

 

Flexibility <–>Understandability

 

Ruby became “Enterprisy”

“There are under one million professional Ruby developer now and were projecting there will be four million plus by 2013”

Mark Driver, an analyst at Gartner (eweek.com)

Ruby focuses on programmers NOT computers.

Primary goal is to enjoy programming…

Matz: “I love meters”

 

Question from the audience: “Do you think you are learning how humans related to world by creating a language?”

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