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Meta-Magic in Ruby: Dr Nic Unplugged in Stockholm

Last nights’ Ruby meeting in Stockholm had a great turn out and starred Ola Bini sharing the latest and greatest about JRuby, and myself giving an overview on the wonders of Meta-Magic in Ruby.

I’ll write a separate post on Ola’s presentation shortly. It was awesome and I videoed it. Hehehe.

But first and foremost, lets talk about me. Or rather, let’s talk about my talk, which was also videoed.

Meta-magic in a programming language is as important to programmers as changeable ring tones are to teenagers. Authors of programming languages cannot provide every feature to everyone, so it is so wonderful to be able to add new language features and extensions that you want. Everyone knows you can add Jessica Simpson as your mobile ring tone, but not all programmers know that you can add new features to their programming world.

So here is an overview to a new world of happiness. It also overviews how the Magic Models work, and introduces a new gem I’m working on – the Magic Wiggly Lines – described as “genius or insane

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10 Responses to “Meta-Magic in Ruby: Dr Nic Unplugged in Stockholm”

  1. bbebop says:

    dr. nic, the pdf link is broken…

  2. Dr Nic says:

    @bbebop – all fixed, thx

  3. Simon Harris says:

    The stockholm guys are great! I had a ball afterwards when I was there. We went out for hamburgers, swedish style and lots of beer :)

  4. Dr Nic says:

    @Simon – the Valtech offices who hosted the night gave us free food and many many beers afterwards. Just brilliant!

  5. I had the privilege of watching the presentation live and i just want to send a thanks for a useful/funny presentation, great work!

    Hope to see more “magic” from you in the feature ;-)

  6. Herry says:

    Lol…you are stuff are always amusing, really great, pick up some ruby tricks that I didn’t know. And thanks for making it so clear. :)

  7. Mario Aquino says:

    Dr. Nic you are awesome! Watched the video of the Stockholm presentation. Great stuff.

  8. Adam McCrea says:

    Thanks for posting this, Nic. I really enjoyed your delivery — it made the presentation equally entertaining and educational. Nice job on the slides as well.

  9. Enjoyed watching the video presentation.
    Liked the style and the down-under (where?) humour :)

    Interesting how 2 figured out how 2 hook stuff up (regd. constants etc.)


  10. Joel Dietz says:

    Described as ‘genius or mental’. Hmm, not sure if I would draw attention to that…