New year party among Tokyo Rubyists
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.