Nov 2012 Route 9 Ruby: Dan Pickett on Building Command Line Interfaces with Ruby

The Route 9 Ruby Group is meeting next Wednesday, November 14th at's office in Framingham, starting at 5:30pm. Punchbowl will provide us with free beer and pizza as always.

We've got a great speaker this month, as Boston-area Rubyist Dan Pickett will be giving a talk on building happiness-inducing command-line applications:

Building Command Line Interfaces With Ruby

With the increasing popularity of internal tools and the desire to build utilities that save you time, it is often handy to be able to whip up Ruby command line applications to make you more productive and happy! In this talk, we'll explore libraries that can help you write command line interfaces and libraries that will help you test them. We'll focus on Thor and Aruba to get things done on the command line, while covering the aspects of unit testing vs. acceptance testing.

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  • Blake C.

    Once again, thanks Dan Pickett for coming and giving an excellent talk. The video of the talk is ready and can be viewed here:­

    November 20, 2012

    • Dan P.

      It was my pleasure! Please let me know if you have any comments, feedback, or questions! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

      November 26, 2012

  • Philip B.

    Would like to see the example Dan used up on github

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming, everyone! We'll post the video of the talk online as soon as it's ready; stay tuned!

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's the link to the live-streaming Google Hangout room:­

    Please MUTE your microphone volume when you enter. Thanks!

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll have a Google Hangout room live broadcasting the talk in a few moments.

    November 14, 2012

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