Could you introduce yourself in a few lines?
Hello! I am Arnab! I am a software developer currently living in Bangalore. I primarily work with Ruby but dabble in Clojure often. I am a language-nut and am always experimenting with new langs and technologies.
I am also into astronomy and I'll be carrying my binos with me - talk to me if you want a close up look at Mars, Saturn and Jupiter!
Oh and socc… football!
You're giving a talk at Rulu this year. What will you talk about?
The talk will be about new concurrency related ideas/techniques, how they feel in their natural world (such as actors in the erlang/elixir world or STM in Clojure) and if/how we can use these ideas in Ruby today.
I'll introduce a few concepts, see some use-cases and examples and applications in Ruby.
- You code with: Emacs
- You test with: RSpec, MiniTest
- If Ruby was forbidden, you would code in: Clojure
What Lyonnaise specialty will you give a try this year?
What are you working on these days?
It's complicated ;)
I just finished a long-term contract with LivingSocial, where I was primarily working on Ruby and Rails.
As soon as I am back from France, I will be hacking with the awesome folks at Bangalore based nilenso.
Apart from that, I am working on the talk, as we speak.
What are the talks, books, libraries or commands you think more people should be aware of - because, well, they make your life so much better!
- Rich Hickey's greatest hits, Seven Programming Languages in Seven Weeks (and the rest of the Seven series too)
- The Pragmatic Programmer
- Ruby under a microscope (if you want to get into the innards of Ruby)
- All Isaac Asimov novels
- Emacs (org-mode and magit along with your regular programming modes)!
Anything to add before we wrap this up?
This is my first trip to France! À bientôt!