First mail

Hello all,

I’ve just joined the Ruby community by subscribing to this mailing list.
This is a consequence of just getting exposed to the improved Ruby
language.

Though I’d first experimented with it 6 years back for using it as a
tool for teaching programming to school children, Matz had dissuaded
me from doing so as the language wasn’t matured enough.
I’m revisiting it as a result of all the hoopla going on about Ruby on
Rails.

I come from a Smalltalk background, then was made to work in C++ and
Java for the past 12 years.
I find Ruby to be of the same style as Smalltalk, “All Objects, All
the Time” :slight_smile:
Stuff like 5.times {puts “Hello World”} is fun :wink:

Expect to master the language and contribute to the community in the
long run.

Best Regards,

~Mayuresh

2008/8/6 Mayuresh K. [email protected]:

I come from a Smalltalk background, then was made to work in C++ and
Java for the past 12 years.
I find Ruby to be of the same style as Smalltalk, “All Objects, All
the Time” :slight_smile:
Stuff like 5.times {puts “Hello World”} is fun :wink:

Expect to master the language and contribute to the community in the long run.

Welcome aboard! And I hope you do have a lot of fun using Ruby. :slight_smile:

Cheers

robert

Absolutely, welcome aboard! Gotta love emails like that.

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:54:53PM +0900, Robert K. wrote:

I come from a Smalltalk background, then was made to work in C++ and
Java for the past 12 years.
I find Ruby to be of the same style as Smalltalk, “All Objects, All
the Time” :slight_smile:
Stuff like 5.times {puts “Hello World”} is fun :wink:

Expect to master the language and contribute to the community in the long run.

Welcome aboard! And I hope you do have a lot of fun using Ruby. :slight_smile:

Ditto!

Okay, I’ll say more:

Ruby is a heck of a lot of fun. I think so, anyway.

Mayuresh K. wrote:

Though I’d first experimented with it 6 years back for using it as a
tool for teaching programming to school children, Matz had dissuaded
me from doing so as the language wasn’t matured enough.
I’m revisiting it as a result of all the hoopla going on about Ruby on
Rails.

On that note, I’ve found it rather enlightening to read through Alan
Kay’s “Early History of SmallTalk”
(http://www.smalltalk.org/smalltalk/TheEarlyHistoryOfSmalltalk_Abstract.html)
and then compare that to _why’s “The Little Coder’s Predicament”
(http://whytheluckystiff.net/articles/theLittleCodersPredicament.html).
There’s much to learn and do in the Ruby world!

-Josh

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