Harry Ohlsen wrote:
I noticed a reference in the intro blurb for Dave Thomas’s talk at OSCON
to NASA doing numerical simulations using Ruby.
I expected that it might be in the Real World Ruby section of
RubyGarden, but it’s not there, either.
I’ve gone there on a couple of occasions to add an entry buy never
found enough gumption to follow through…
Does anyone have any further information, or a URL?
Sorry, I’ve let ruby-lang go unread for a while…
He may have been referring to myself and Bill Wood.
We’ve been using Ruby since 2000 or so when we did a prototype
Extreme Programming (XP) project. We developed a couple numerical
simulation prototypes using XP. The experience is written up in
the May-June 2003 IEEE Software magazine as well as the 2002
http://xpuniverse.com/ conference proceedings.
We have been using Ruby at every opportunity since.
Recently using http://www.googlism.com/ I found an IBM article which
mentions some of our work with Ruby:
and it seems that we managed to not use the word “Ruby” in our abstract
that was included in the NASA’s Tech Briefs magazine announcement,
which also describes how one can request a copy of our code and
inflate our local management by objectives metrics — read DeMarco’s
/Slack/ to uncover the inside joke…
Bil Kleb, NASA, Hampton, Virginia, USA