[EN] Beyond Ruby
Ruby is the most flexible language out there, imposing no limitations on the developers, giving all the expressiveness possible. Or so we think. But there are languages pushing dynamic features and expressiveness far beyond what is possible in Ruby. Some are old, like Lisp and Smalltalk, some are just emerging, purely experimental languages, like Ioke or Newspeak. In this talk, we will take a look at some of these languages and what they can do that Ruby can't. What does it mean, to be homoiconic? How does a language without keywords work? Can I dispatch in more than one direction? And what is partial evaluation?
Konstantin Haase / @rkh
- Travis CI
As maintainer of Sinatra, Konstantin is an Open Source developer by heart. Ruby has become his language of choice since 2005. He regularly contributes to different widespread projects, like Rubinius and Rack.
In 2012, Konstantin received the Ruby Hero Award for his outstanding contributions to the community.
He now works on Open Source projects at Travis CI in Berlin, Germany.