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From Ruby to Rubymotion

From Ruby to Rubymotion

Valencia.rb 7/22


Marco Alacot

July 22, 2014

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  1. Valencia.rb 7/22 From Ruby to Rubymotion

  2. malacot Marco Alacot Developer @ peerTransfer marcoalacot Mostly Ruby, NO

    previous experience with mobile development
  3. What is this all about? Show how it’s like opening

    the box of Rubymotion from the perspective of a Ruby developer. Enumerate the possibilities and the biggest challenges Explain how it works showing some internals and some code.
  4. How I met with RubyMotion?

  5. Why Rubymotion? We wanted to do a spike of a

    mobile app No iOS nor Android developers No time nor willing to learn Objective C Many Ruby developers...
  6. RubyMotion it’s a toolchain from Hipbyte It was created after

    MacRuby by an ex-Apple employee it allows to develop native apps for iOS and OS X (Android coming soon) using Ruby. What is Rubymotion? COMMERCIAL
  7. Ok… It’s a commercial product, but… How much it cost?

    iOS developer license: 99$ per year Rubymotion: 199$ TOTAL: 298$
  8. Also, you said that I only need to know Ruby,

  9. Also, you said that I only need to know Ruby

  10. initWithNib UIControl didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:launchOptions NSSetUncaughtExceptionHandler UIEdgeInsetsMake(0, inset, 0, 0) Also, you

    said that I only need to know Ruby right??
  11. First challenge: You will need to know the platform API’s.

  12. Main features

  13. Ruby statically compiled

  14. Runtime

  15. Rake based toolchain

  16. REPL

  17. No Xcode!

  18. Keep your own editor!

  19. Rspec like testing framework

  20. None
  21. Second challenge: How MVC applies to a mobile application?

  22. MVC?

  23. MVC?

  24. MVC?

  25. We said that we need to know the iOS API´s

    But, is there a way to “rubify” a little bit it’s syntax?
  26. Bubblewrap

  27. Alternatives to Rubymotion?

  28. Alternatives to Rubymotion MobiRuby Ruboto

  29. Android support

  30. Ruby Statically compiled Terminal based toolchain No need to use

    Eclipse (Keep your favourite editor!) Rspec like testing framework Easy debugging with REPL Same features:
  31. Ok, that looks good, but we have Swift now..

  32. Swift VS Rubymotion “Your customers care about what’s on the

    surface of your app: does it look, interact, and feel like an iOS app? If you can do that, the language doesn’t matter. ! There is no right answer to this question. Choose what the language that speaks to you and then go build something awesome.” ! Justin Williams, Learning How To Make Sausage
  33. Conclusions Rubymotion it’s not only the possibility to use Ruby

    for develop iOS and Android apps The framework API’s have always been the secret sauce. Whether you’re using Objective-C, Swift, C#, or Ruby you’re still going to have to learn how to use a UIButton or a UITableView. Swift, Ruby or Objective C are only tools, you can do great thinks with any, choose what tool you love the most!
  34. Where can I find help? Rubymotion Documentation Rubymotion Google user

    group (very active) Motioninmotion.tv
  35. Thank you!!!