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Reindeer by Matt Follett - Bring Canned Goods

In Ruby's early design it borrowed several concepts from Perl. One that it did not  was its object system, but instead developed something much better. Today Perl has many projects to improve various aspects of its object system. One of them is Moose, a package that provides a clean, declarative, & more robust approach towards defining classes than Ruby's built-in approach.

In this talk we'll cover several things:

* What Moose provides and why that makes it so awesome.

* How I've started replicating it in Ruby with Reindeer & why it is so much easier.

* Additional Moose-like libraries for Ruby.


Note from Matt:

I'll also be bringing some other languages into the fold & introducing a book that Alan Kay said was the best book written in ten years*.


Matt Follett

* Some number of years ago.


Food Sponsors: Intoximeters, Inc.


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  • Craig B.

    For anyone interested in what Reindeer is doing, I'd highly recommend looking at Virtus. It's a library/mixin for defining attributes for classes. It's meant to provide a standard, to replace the ad-hoc ways that several libraries are doing this same thing.

    August 18, 2013

  • Amos K.

    A great talk with some interesting conversations springing up

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and useful. I think Reindeer can have a lot of potential, especially in more uh... corporate environments that are utilizing ruby where developers require... uh... strict guidelines...

    August 13, 2013

  • Alexandria L.

    Might have to reschedule showing up this evening, so it's a no for now. :(

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might just grab some stuffs from J&W Bakery. Anyone want anything from there?

    August 6, 2013

    • Amos K.

      Moon cakes? Anything from there sounds awesome. My step mom is from Taiwan and I miss her food.

      August 6, 2013

  • Craig B.

    Reindeer sounds like an interesting idea - can't wait to see it.

    July 30, 2013

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