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Avoiding C on Windows with Ruby FFI

I have been building monitoring software for a municipal utility company. The software must connect to a proprietary database through a dll on windows XP, yuck. In order to avoid all the pain I reached for FFI and have been developing on the mac. I'll show you some basic FFI work and how I incorporated it in the system. I will also show you my attempts at avoiding the windows blues all while taking a C API and converting it to Ruby objects.


--Amos

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  • Crystal M.

    Can't come tonight...need to catch up on CS50 class! Wish it was a hack night!!! Next time I suppose...

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Crystal M.

      I'm taking the Harvard extension course that the launch code dudes take, but I'm working on it with Coder Girl...currently on the struggle bus.

      June 11, 2014

    • Amos K.

      Let me know if you need to talk through something.

      June 11, 2014

  • Christopher C.

    I'm going to have to miss this one, my wife isn't feeling well. See you next time though!

    June 9, 2014

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