Ruby is a dynamically-typed object-oriented language that provides great productivity gains due to its powerful expressive syntax and dynamic nature as demonstrated by the Rails web development framework.
Glimmer is a new framework that facilitates building platform-independent native-looking desktop applications with JRuby, an implementation of Ruby that runs on the Java Virtual Machine.
In this presentation, Andy Maleh will give an introduction to the Ruby language, and then explain the concepts and patterns necessary for building desktop applications with Glimmer.
Since the presentation will contain some hands-on exercises, it is recommended that attendees bring a laptop with them (preferrably loaded with JRuby 1.0.2)
Andy is a Senior Conultant at Obtiva who lives in Lombard, founder of the Glimmer project, and frequent conference speaker at Eclipse conferences.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.
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