Ruby is Lisp!
Ruby is arguable one of the most widely used and popular programming languages today in the world especially with the advent of web apps and Ruby on Rails. The ruby community in India is very strong - one of the strongest. But do you know that ruby which is considered to be as object oriented a language as one can get is actually a dialect of lisp!
In this talk I explore how behind the facade of OOP lie the simple building blocks of functional programming and demonstrate the power of functional programming especially lisp by showcasing how it can model virtually every other modern software development paradigm.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Speaker introduction
- Ruby introduction
- Lisp introduction (if we have enough people who are new to FP)
- Show how Ruby maps to lisp
- Demonstrate how FP can model other programming paradigms through Clojure
The idea behind the talk is to make people realize that a lot of features in popular programming paradigms like OOP are inspired and derived from the basic tenets of FP. You'll learn to look at every programming language through the eyes of the rich history of lisp and FP and understand why a language incorporates a particular feature in a particular fashion.
Any one familiar with basic Ruby and functional programming
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