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Presentation: Getting started with ruby

I gave a lightning talk about using the ruby program the other day at Eindhoven.rb, the Ruby user group for the Eindhoven area.

Ruby is a programming language, and ruby is the program you invoke it with. It takes some interesting arguments that enable you to use it as a general-purpose command line scripting solution – traditionally the domain of Perl.

In my slides I go over most of the options and some common use cases, so flip through them. Being a lightning talk, there wasn’t time to review these features in-depth, but Programming Ruby 1.9 is a great reference book to find out more.

The slides at Speakerdeck do not contain any presenter notes, but there is actually a video recording available. Check it out:

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Arjan van der Gaag

Arjan van der Gaag

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