Ruby vs. Perl

Michael H. Buselli

Abbott Laboratories

Tuesday June 11th 2002 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage Bldg M Rm 147


Ruby is a Unix scripting language first released by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995 to try and shore up some of his perceived shortcomings to the Perl and Python scripting languages. Since then, Ruby has taken off in much the same direction as Perl has with a growing support and advocacy group.

In Ruby vs. Perl we will introduce the Ruby language and show why the language does some things differently than Perl. We will also discuss how Ruby has affected the development of Perl 6, which has incorporated some of the new ideas that Ruby brings forth.

Speaker Bio

Michael Buselli is a Senior Unix Systems Administrator with the Global Pharmaceuticals Research and Development Division at Abbott Laboratories in the city of North Chicago, Illinois. Michael is primarily responsible for several Unix services provided by his group including systems running BIND, Sendmail, Samba, Solaris Jumpstart, and Symantec Raptor. Michael enjoys programming in C, Korn shell, Perl, and Ruby.

In an attempt to learn more about Unix scripting in general by taking on a new language, Michael discovered Ruby while in a Chicago area book store. Two books on Ruby among the Python books was all it took to get Michael started on the path to learning this new and exciting language.

Getting to the meeting

The next PerlSIG meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 11th, 2002, at the College of DuPage, building M - room 147.

        College of DuPage
        Building M, Rm 147
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to College Rd.
Turn left and look for Lots 11 or 12 on the right side of College Rd.
Walk north to Building M, room 147 is on the north end of the building.

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