Re: [ruby-programming-in-thailand] Looking to Meet BKK Rails Dev's

From: Jason M.
Sent on: Friday, April 13, 2012 5:44 PM
Somewhat related, we're talking on
http://www.meetup...­
about moving the meetup to Friday.  Keith, would you be able to make
it then?  Would you be interested in giving a demo/talk/leading a
JRuby discussion then?  I'd love to hear about it, too.

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Ches Martin <[address removed]> wrote:
> Just from my personal standpoint:
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> A VisualVM demo would be pretty sweet I think, these are the sort of mature tools that some of us lust for in Ruby ;-) ¬†Also on the tool front, a lot of us in the Ruby world use text editors and not big IDEs -- I'd imagine with JRuby, and particularly with GUI programming and threaded applications where more mature thread inspection/debugging­ can be employed, that the Java-based IDEs become a lot more valuable. Could be cool to see a bit of that.
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> Though this group originally was aimed at Ruby in general, I think most folks are Rails developers. I get the impression that you don't have a lot of background with web apps (a good reason to be looking at Ruby indeed ;-]) -- otherwise I think the most compelling reasons for Rails folks to think about JRuby revolve around concurrency and leveraging some strong Java libraries, so how those could be applied in building web apps and services would be a great focus. JBoss is pretty awesome, thus (and for more reasons) TorqueBox [1] has a lot of promise. It might even be a cool informal, interactive-type session to play with it, with the group sharing Ruby/Rails and Java knowledge to all learn about it together.
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> But I'm getting carried away by my thoughts here. It'd be nice to hear about anything though really, even a simple intro to calling Java libs from (J)Ruby and vice versa. Awesome presentation recently posted to whet the appetites of anyone who has never really looked at JRuby:
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> http://speakerdec...­
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> -Ches
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> [1]: http://torquebox....­
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> On Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Keith wrote:
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>> Ches -
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>> I'd be happy to share what I know about JRuby -- it shouldn't take long. ;)
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>> Kidding aside, I've used JRuby to drive JDBC, Swing, and Java API's. In addition, if your Ruby app does any threading (or even if not), it's cool to run it in JRuby and examine the internals with jvisualvm, a utility that comes with the JDK.
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>> In case anyone's interested, I wrote blog articles a while back about implementing a simple Fahrenheit <--> Celsius conversion program in Swing using JRuby and Clojure here:
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>> http://krbtech.wo...­
>> http://krbtech.wo...­
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>> I might be able to put together a slide show between now and then. If not, I'd be happy to just talk, code, and try stuff out together.
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>> Does anyone have any specific questions about JRuby that I might be able to focus on?
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>> Cheers,
>> Keith
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>> On Apr 12, 2012, at 9:55 PM, Ches Martin wrote:
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>> > Hey Keith,
>> >
>> > I'd love to hear a talk about anything JRuby, if you're game for it! I'm betting we could organize something informal if it's too short-notice to arrange through the meeting space this group has recently used, etc., or if you'd rather be put on the spot with a more intimate group than a big one :-)
>> >
>> > Drop me a line off-list about Rails shop-talk, I'm sure we can work something out.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Ches
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>> >
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>> > On Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Keith wrote:
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>> > > Hi, all. I'll be arriving in BKK late next week and staying for a few weeks. I'm really disappointed that I won't be there in time for your meeting.
>> > >
>> > > By a strange twist of fate, I'm an experienced Ruby developer but am just beginning with Rails. I want very much to get into Rails development and would love to offer my expertise in Ruby and other areas (including JRuby, OOD, writing, refactoring, testing, best practices) in return for learning about Rails. This could be in the form of pair programming for a couple of hours, or a more extended collaboration. I'm not expecting any compensation, and for a Rails expert would be willing to offer some payment.
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>> > > In addition, please contact me if you'd like to get together just to meet, either individually or in a group.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > Keith
>> > >
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