Discuss the Future of Ruby

Join us on Friday after lunch to discuss the future of Ruby with a panel, a moderator, and you. Yes, your participation is the secret sauce in this final session of RuLu 2014.

The atmosphere will be casual and inclusive. To ensure that, we will meet at La Goutte for this discussion, where you can enjoy a snack and a beverage while we talk if you like.

la goutte

Some possible topics for this discussion are

  • Is the diversity of Ruby interpreters and compilers a strength or a weakness?
  • Threading and concurrency support is inconsistent between various Ruby interpreters. Is this a real issue? How does it compare to some other languages like Erlang or Scala?
  • Is Ruby mature? Is it evolving fast enough?
  • Will Ruby continue to be favored as other languages such as Rust, Go and Elixir mature? What about Haskell and Erlang, and other 'academic' languages?
  • The Ruby language aims to be natural and close to the programmer. As a consequence, Ruby interpreters tend to be quite complex internally and not as fast as other languages in similar applications. How important is this?

We all look forward to your participation in this discussion!

Ruby Lugdunum (aka RuLu) is a two-day conference dedicated to exploring the Ruby language and basking in warmth of the amazing Ruby community.

RuLu 2014 takes place in Lyon, France on June 19th and 20th. Have a look at the talks, read the blog and get your ticket!