Ruby Weekly News


(Dave Thomas) #1

Ruby Weekly News: 06/03/2002

A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
this week by Pat Eyler.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ruby-gsl 0.1.6
GSL is the GNU Scientific Library, a collection of routines for
numerical computing. ruby-gsl is a wrapper to be able to use
those functions in Ruby.

      Get it from the RAA:
      www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=ruby-gsl([1]).

REXML 2.3.4 and 2.2.2
REXML is an XML processor for the language Ruby. REXML is
conformant (passes 100% of the Oasis non-validating tests), and
includes full XPath support. It is reasonably fast, and is
implemented in pure Ruby.

      Get it from www.germane-software.com/software/rexml([2]).

FAM-Ruby 0.1.0
FAM-Ruby is a set of Ruby bindings for FAM([3]). You can get
FAM-Ruby at http://www.pablotron.org/software/fam-ruby/([4]).

RubyStudio 0.2
RubyStudio is a Ruby IDE for Mac OSX written in Ruby. It is
available from http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/([5]).

Gnokii for Ruby
Gnokii is a Ruby module, written in C, that allows you to
interact with a Nokia telephone over IR and serial connections.
It is available from
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=53988([6])

INTERESTING THREADS

Infinity (?!)
Phil learned that Infinity has a value in Ruby. Several other
people joined in discussing why, and how it worked.

Ruby and HTML
What tools work well for generating HTML from ruby? eruby,
PageTemplate, and are mentioned.

Ruby jobs
Ruby is mentioned in job posting on Amazon. Hooray!

References

  1. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=ruby-gsl
  2. http://www.germane-software.com/software/rexml
  3. http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/
  4. http://www.pablotron.org/software/fam-ruby/
  5. http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/
  6. http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=53988

(Luc Heinrich) #2

Just a small note: RubyStudio is not written in Ruby, it’s a native Cocoa application written in Objectice-C.

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On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 02:07 AM, Dave@PragmaticProgrammer.com wrote:

RubyStudio 0.2
RubyStudio is a Ruby IDE for Mac OSX written in Ruby…


Luc Heinrich - lucsky@mac.com


(Pat Eyler) #3

RubyStudio 0.2
RubyStudio is a Ruby IDE for Mac OSX written in Ruby…

Just a small note: RubyStudio is not written in Ruby, it’s a native Cocoa application written in Objectice-C.

Ahh, thanks for the correction.

-pate

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On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Luc heinrich wrote:

On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 02:07 AM, Dave@PragmaticProgrammer.com wrote: