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New year party among Tokyo Rubyists #

by daigo in cult

Last Saturday, Tokyo Rubyists held a new year party after a private seminar once a month where they read Ruby Hacking Guide1. Takahashi-san2 hosted it and other 16 folks including Aoki-san, Sasada-san and Tanaka-san, gathered and talked each other for four hours at the cold, rainy night.

They chatted about the renewal plan of www.ruby-lang.org, Ruby 1.9 and 2.0, why no girl came and so forth.

I discussed with Takahashi-san what Ruby’s design patterns will look like. I’d like to know whether they are different from Java/C++’s that are grouped by GoF into three categories; creational, structural and behavioral patterns. I think structure and behavior of Duck Typing might be quite different— however, DI container approach in Ruby may work as well as Java because creation is similar. He recommended The Design Patterns Smalltalk Companion.

1 RHG was written by Aoki-san, which describes Ruby interpreter programming (i.e. C not Ruby).

2 Takahashi-san is the leader of RubyNoKai, which means the Association of Ruby, and also the editor of Rubyist Magazine of Japan.

said on 18 Jan 2005 at 14:02

Nice first post, Daigo. So did you read the Ruby Hacking Guide aloud? Including the code?

said on 18 Jan 2005 at 18:18

I first read this post as if it was Why’s. Cool Daigo. Keep them coming. :-)

said on 18 Jan 2005 at 19:29

I have never read RHG . I just joined in the party. The seminar finished reading RHG and will target another book. A selection (not only Ruby books) was made there.

said on 19 Jan 2005 at 02:38

tiny note: part of the book and source code for the “the design patterns smalltalk companion” is available online here: http://members.aol.com/kgb1001001/Companion/Companion.htm

Btw, it would be extremely cool if the ruby community could write something like “object oriented dynamic design in ruby” or something like that. We have something on the wiki, there is the smalltalk inheritance to look at, and there is “design patterns in dynamic programming” from mr. norvig.. plenty of stuff just waiting for some “class..def..end..end” and some cartoon foxes!

and, btw, great first post daigo :)

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