FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

François Stephany
Day Saturday
Room AW1.126
Start time 16:00
End time 16:30
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track Ruby + Rails
Language English
The Ruby Smalltalkification

Smalltalk can be considered as the grand father of many modern programming languages. It is also commonly agreed that it is dead; is it really the case?

Ruby is explicitly inspired by Smalltalk (among others) and can be seen as a 'Smalltalk dialect with files'. This short talk will walk through the fundamental differences and similarities between the two languages.

Do expect source code during this presentation.