Ruby SIG: Kickoff Meeting: Tim Burks will present RubyCocoa



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Ruby SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Tim Burks will present RubyCocoa

    Tim Burks will present RubyCocoa, an open-source bridge that makes it easy to mix code written in Ruby and Objective-C. This gives Ruby programmers access to Cocoa, Apple's rich user interface and application programming framework.

    We'll start by looking at a sample Cocoa application built with Objective-C and Interface Builder and then see it rewritten completely in Ruby. Next we'll look at some elements of Ruby and the Objective-C runtime environment and see how they allow RubyCocoa application developers to easily mix Ruby and Objective-C. After that, we'll review a range of examples that show how much Ruby and Cocoa have to offer each other. Then we'll conclude with some current limitations and pointers to more information.


    About the Presenter

    Tim Burks

    Tim Burks is an independent software developer in Palo Alto who began working with Ruby in the summer of 2005. He has been actively exploring RubyCocoa since the beginning of 2006. His background is in Electronic Design Automation (EDA), having written VLSI circuit analysis software for Magma Design Automation and IBM. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

    Since early 2006, Tim has hosted RubyCocoa Resources, a web site providing RubyCocoa documentation and examples.


    Event Logistics


    Building 43
    Google Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043


    6:30 PM Registration and Networking
    7:00 PM -8:40 PM Presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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