Ruby for Dinosaurs...
2015-07-23


I have a good friend I've known since college. He was much older than I was (though now somehow we are much closer together in age). He was a mentor to me with regard to computers and other things.

He was a brilliant programmer and actually wrote a C compiler in the days before the IBM PC. He's now past 70 if I am not mistaken. Lately, he says technical things make him tired.

But as a Ruby enthusiast, I felt obligated to pass on some of the insights I had in the last 16 years. Will it bring him out of retirement and get him to write code again? Maybe not. But I had been meaning for years to write this little intro, and so I finally did.

Here's the PDF of Ruby for the Old-Time C Programmer.

If you know someone who thinks in C and never learned OOP, you might share it with that person as well. If you have comments, feel free to email me.


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