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November 18, 2009

December meeting announcement



Saturday, December 19, 2009
1:00 to 3:00 PM
LMU - Room 222 of Doolan Hall





:: A Tour of the Ruby Programming Language ::


Abstract

Yukihiro Matsumoto introduced Ruby in 1995 as a language that, among other things, makes programming fun. Ruby is an object-oriented, dynamically typed, interpreted, introspective language, with a clean syntax and an elegant module system. Ruby programmers can make use of exceptions, mixins, continuations, singleton methods, closures and iterators to write very sophisticated scripts with little actual code. This talk will present and demonstrate much of the Ruby language, focusing on some of the more advanced features and comparisons with other languages. Plenty of time will be reserved for audience questions.

About the Presenter

Ray Toal is Professor of Computer Science at Loyola Marymount University where he has taught since 1986. His current research interests center around programming language design and specification.

Meeting Details

Location: Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90045-2659
Doolan Hall, Room 222

Bring your own lunch.
Bring your own laptop.

From the 405: Exit the 405 on Jefferson Blvd, and turn west (left if coming from the south, right if coming from the north). Head west and turn left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive. You can ask the guard at the gate for directions to Doolan Hall.

Hope to see you there!!