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What's new in Ruby 2.0 and 2.1

Headliner: Bala Paranj / Ruby On Rails  / full-stack Developer, Trainer, and Silicon Valley Ruby Meetup organizer

6:30 - 7:00: Open mic: get help; strut your stuff
   Plus Video preview: O'Reilly "Mac OSX Productivity Tips for Developers "

7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation

8:15 - 8:30: Jobs Offered / wanted / door prizes

Presentation Abstract:

In this presentation Bala will walk you through the important features of Ruby 2.0 and Ruby 2.1 using examples. The discussion will cover the following topics:

Ruby 2.0 Features

* Keyword Arguments
* Prepend
* Lazy Enumerators
* Caller Locations

Ruby 2.1 Features

* Keyword Arguments
* Refinements
* Rational and Complex Number
* Exception#cause


Bala Paranj has a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from The Wichita State University. He started his career as a Technical Support Engineer and gradually transitioned to developing web applications in Java. He has been developing web applications in Rails since May 2006. He now works at Nook as a Senior Software Engineer.

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  • Bala P.

    There was a good discussion about take and drop methods in array. I was thinking about the ideal method names for those two methods and I experimented in the IRB. Read more about this here :

    March 21, 2014

  • Sheri W.

    Bala, I really enjoyed your presentation. Thank you. Hope you haven't spoiled me since this was my first Meetup in the area ;)

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Bala P.

      You are welcome.

      March 21, 2014

  • Greg

    Bala, that was a great talk. Thanks again.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Bala P.

    Thought provoking questions from the audience helped me learn more about the topics. I enjoyed presenting it. Here is the link to the examples :

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Shauna

    This was a really great presentation - well prepared and arranged to elicit participation from the audience - us. I learned about the most important (and impressive) features coming up, and had fun doing it. Thanks, Bala!

    2 · March 20, 2014

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    March 16, 2014

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