Ruby: A Wonderfully Diverse Ecosystem

Ruby: A Wonderfully Diverse Ecosystem

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Adam Hawkins

October 30, 2013
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    Tervetuloa! • Mina olen Adam • Lived in Helsinki between

    2010 and 2011 • Total Ruby Nerd • Finland FTW (even though I live in Sweden) • Passionate about FOSS & Ruby
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    Ruby Itself • Conceived my Yahkiro “Matz” Matsumoto in the

    early 90s • Über success via Ruby on Rails & DHH • Powers Github (arguably most influential website in the past 5 years) • Has something for everyone
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    Gem Facts • 2,231,826,065 gem downloads • 65,023 total gems

    • 28,790,750 downloads for Rails • 11,266,979 for RSpec • 9,954,759 for Sinatra
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    Ruby Gems vs Finland • Everyone in Helsinki would need

    to download 4 gems at once • There are probably more lakes in Finland than there testing gems • Twice as many residents in Oulu then that are Ruby Gems
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    Web Sites & Web Applications • Rails - Web Applications

    • Sinatra - General purpose web interface • Rack - Low Level • Jekyll - Static Site Generator
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    Databases & ORM • ActiveRecord • Sequel • ROM: Ruby

    Object Mapper • Redis, Mongo, Couchbase, Riak, Firebase, and pretty much anything you can think of
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    Now a personal story about how Ruby changed my life

    By moving me from San Francisco, CA to Helsinki, Finland And opening my life up to so many new possibilities
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