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Silicon Valley Ruby on Rails Message Board › SDForum Ruby SIG Kickoff Meeting - July 6

SDForum Ruby SIG Kickoff Meeting - July 6

Bosco S.
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 31
SDForum is having a kickoff meeting of the Ruby SIG on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Google. Details are on the SDForum Ruby SIG page.

Tim Burks will present RubyCocoa.

Tim Burks will present RubyCocoa, an open-source bridge that makes it easy to mix code written in Ruby and Objective-C. This gives Ruby programmers access to Cocoa, Apple's rich user interface and application programming framework.

We'll start by looking at a sample Cocoa application built with Objective-C and Interface Builder and then see it rewritten completely in Ruby. Next we'll look at some elements of Ruby and the Objective-C runtime environment and see how they allow RubyCocoa application developers to easily mix Ruby and Objective-C. After that, we'll review a range of examples that show how much Ruby and Cocoa have to offer each other. Then we'll conclude with some current limitations and pointers to more information.

About the Presenter

Tim Burks is an independent software developer in Palo Alto who began working with Ruby in the summer of 2005. He has been actively exploring RubyCocoa since the beginning of 2006. His background is in Electronic Design Automation (EDA), having written VLSI circuit analysis software for Magma Design Automation and IBM. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Since early 2006, Tim has hosted RubyCocoa Resources, a web site providing RubyCocoa documentation and examples.
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