Rubyhelp wanted /offered


#1

hi guys - I read some of the posts here & wanted to point out that
rubyforums.co.uk has just ‘opened its doors’ so to speak - anways
figured we could all use the best ruby communities possible so wanted to
let you know there are some cool resources there for anyone interested,
it’s new remember so there arent loads of posts - but I picked up some
useful stuff there, I think if we get it going it has good potential,
bye for now :slight_smile:

Paul


#2

removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

Okay, but its using forum software made in php. :slight_smile: The true ruby elitists will
have problems using the forum for religious reasons.

Ruby is no religion.


#3

On 1/3/06, Christian N. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ruby is no religion.

Heretic!!! Recant!!!

As long as it works and I don’t have to maintain it, I don’t really
care what language an application is written in. I suspect most people
are like me.

Ryan


#4

Christian N. wrote:

useful stuff there, I think if we get it going it has good potential,
bye for now :slight_smile:

Paul

Okay, but its using forum software made in php. :slight_smile: The true ruby elitists will
have problems using the forum for religious reasons.

Ruby is no religion.

Alas.

I keep hoping it will turn into a cult or a super-secret society,
perhaps a mythical, creeping swarm of hookah-smoking code ninjas, or
something, but then people on this list go and ruin it by being open
and inviting and helpful to one and all.

Spoil sports.

James

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#5

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

Whatever, dude. That’s because we’re too cool to hang out with you.

f.


#6

Francis H. wrote:

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

Whatever, dude. That’s because we’re too cool to hang out with you.

LOL.

Hal


#7

On Tuesday 03 January 2006 05:23 pm, PG wrote:

hi guys - I read some of the posts here & wanted to point out that
rubyforums.co.uk has just ‘opened its doors’ so to speak - anways
figured we could all use the best ruby communities possible so wanted to
let you know there are some cool resources there for anyone interested,
it’s new remember so there arent loads of posts - but I picked up some
useful stuff there, I think if we get it going it has good potential,
bye for now :slight_smile:

Paul

Okay, but its using forum software made in php. :slight_smile: The true ruby
elitists will
have problems using the forum for religious reasons.

Tsume


#8

Chad P. wrote:

even love) several languages than with, say, Perl or Python, where a
greater proportion of the community is probably mostly monolingual.

It’d be especially controversial if the sort of non-hacker that doesn’t
know the classic definition of “hacker” saw that.

LOL!1!!

+2

u r teh 1337 42x0r!

rub’/ pwn5 j00r (0D3 !!1!

j4//\35


#9

Hi –

On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Okay, but its using forum software made in php. :slight_smile: The true ruby elitists will
have problems using the forum for religious reasons.

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

David


David A. Black
removed_email_address@domain.invalid

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#10

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 17:50:35 -0000, Chad P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

even love) several languages than with, say, Perl or Python, where a
greater proportion of the community is probably mostly monolingual.

It’d be especially controversial if the sort of non-hacker that doesn’t
know the classic definition of “hacker” saw that.

Heh, didn’t think of that, I just had visions of the flames I’d probably
get from that were this a different newsgroup :slight_smile: For the sake of the
record, let me just say that I’m not insinuating anything at all about
the
lawfulness (or otherwise) of most Rubyist’s activities :smiley:


#11

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 03:41:48AM +0900, James B. wrote:

LOL!1!!

+2

u r teh 1337 42x0r!

rub’/ pwn5 j00r (0D3 !!1!

j4//\35

You’re fired.


Chad P. [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org ]

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http://www.debian.org/


#12

Ross B. wrote:

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:39:13 -0000, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

In my humble, and possibly controversial opinion, I’d suggest it could
be about the fact that the Ruby community seems to have a greater
density of hackers than many others, so it’s more common for Rubyists
to know (and even love) several languages than with, say, Perl or
Python, where a greater proportion of the community is probably mostly
monolingual.

Your opinion is controversial and it is one of its quality.
I don’t feel to belong to a Ruby community, Ruby is just the language I
love the best for now, I’m also a Ruby newbie and I don’t know much
many other languages.
Maybe hackers may like Ruby because it let you write simple things
easily and less simple things too, in some other languages, the
complexness (??) is due to the language constructs and other
limitations, not to the problem to solve.

I don’t know whether there is a ‘true’ definition of what is a hacker or
not, I think he is someone who, when he, by chance, have some problem
to solve, spend a a week apparently doing nothing, then writes 100
lines in an hour instead of writing in a week thousands lines of
unreadable code. Maybe hacking is spending time looking at problems
with an unusual sight, not searching for the usual pattern to apply.

At a language level, Ruby seems to provide very good stuff.


#13

James B. wrote:

Ruby is no religion.

Alas.

I keep hoping it will turn into a cult or a super-secret society,
perhaps a mythical, creeping swarm of hookah-smoking code ninjas, or
something, but then people on this list go and ruin it by

This is exactly what cults do (or pretend to do) and not secret
societies:

being open and inviting and helpful to one and all.

Spoil sports.

James

Ruby does happen to be the biggest grassroots movement I’ve seen since
Mr. Linus Torvalds humbly introduced a new OS a while back. I suppose
there are similar other examples, but for this one … well, I’m in.

As for ninjas, well, do your research.

Todd


#14

Harpo wrote:

density of hackers than many others, so it’s more common for Rubyists
easily and less simple things too, in some other languages, the
At a language level, Ruby seems to provide very good stuff.


I do apologize for my bad English.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html


#15

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:39:13 -0000, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

In my humble, and possibly controversial opinion, I’d suggest it could
be
about the fact that the Ruby community seems to have a greater density
of
hackers than many others, so it’s more common for Rubyists to know (and
even love) several languages than with, say, Perl or Python, where a
greater proportion of the community is probably mostly monolingual.


#16

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 02:42:57AM +0900, Ross B. wrote:

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 16:39:13 -0000, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’m happy to say I don’t know any true Ruby elitists.

In my humble, and possibly controversial opinion, I’d suggest it could be
about the fact that the Ruby community seems to have a greater density of
hackers than many others, so it’s more common for Rubyists to know (and
even love) several languages than with, say, Perl or Python, where a
greater proportion of the community is probably mostly monolingual.

It’d be especially controversial if the sort of non-hacker that doesn’t
know the classic definition of “hacker” saw that.


Chad P. [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org ]

“A script is what you give the actors. A program
is what you give the audience.” - Larry Wall