From the session summary
The Ruby language has taken the development world by storm. Its combination of clean, object-oriented syntax (everything is an object) coupled with Perl-like platform independence and inline text processing power make it a useful tool both for writing small utilities and as a rapid prototyping language. The popular web framework, Ruby-on-Rails, allows for easy development of highly-functional web applications.
This session will explore these aspects of Ruby, namely for utilities, prototyping and web development. We will also discuss issues such as scalability and deployment.??
Intended audience: experienced developers who are curious about what Ruby has to offer, and want a fair appraisal and introduction without all the hype.??
I promise there will be no powerpoint and lots of interactive stuff.