So, what happened when the Cincinnati XP Users group started
looking at Ruby? Here's a quick report on the evening (with
pictures!). See XpCincyAndRuby
for background information.
XP and Ruby
As I mentioned in XpCincyAndRuby,
the Cincinnati XP Users Group is
all set to take a look at Ruby this month.
Mark Windholtz got us started with introductions (we had some
newcomers to the group!) and laid out the plan for the evening.
We thought we would start off with something a bit fun, and
something that would allow us to get into Ruby fairly quickly. I had
adapted the "Paper, Rock, Scissors" RubyQuiz of the week before into
something that could be run over DRb. The goal was to run
Paper/Rock/Scissors players on our laptops, coordinating with a
central game server (using DRb and Rinda).
The result was quite fun. As you can see, at least one of the
programs was quite explicit about the state of its own playing ability
(click to enlarge the pictures).
We did have one guest who was obviously a bit camera shy. Must
have something to do with the project he is
currently working on. It seems Chris has reached some good milestones
recently and had time to come over and check out the Rails
crowd. Welcome Chris! And don't worry, we won't tell any of your Java
friends (wink, wink).
After the Meeting
Afterwards, we all headed to Unos and enjoyed some appetizers and
drinks. This is where all the important discussions
Next month we will be diving into Rails itself. If you are in the
Cincinnati area, feel free to stop by and join us. We meet the first
Tuesday of every Month.