Join The London Ruby User Group this month for 2 fantastic talks by Avik Sengupta & Thomas Buckley-Houston
Can a programming language be fast yet highly dynamic? The creators of Julia, a new language with a numeric focus intends to answer yes.
In this talk we will introduce the language, and discuss some of its design and implementation decisions that make it particularly amenable to generating efficient machine code.
We will also talk about Julia's impressive language interop features, and see examples of calling Ruby code from within Julia.
Avik Sengupta has build risk and trading systems in Java for investment banks for over a decade. Four years ago he discovered Julia, and hasn’t looked back since. He is a major Julia contributor and the maintainer of various Julia packages.
I'll be looking at the basic technical concepts of the Platform As A Service paradigm (eg; Heroku) and what Docker and Ruby can contribute to it. Some of the highlights will be; using Docker inside Docker, how to test this complex stack and concurrency using the Celluloid gem.
Thomas is a full-stack web developer. Open source is his thing. Thomas' OS of choice is Debain Sid. Ruby makes him happiest. In the real world he likes to meditate and spend time at Gaia House. Thomas has a degree in Religious Studies and likes to read, write and podcast about spiritual matters.