Some Ruby Before Christmas

'Twas the Saturday before Christmas and throughout Ruby-land
hackers were working, refact'ring by hand.
Their programs were written with the greatest of care
in hopes that a new VM soon would be there.
The newsgroup was still, the irc channels too
In light of the quiet, what's a blogger to do?
When up on the mail list, there arose such a clatter
I sprang to my laptop to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
but a great bunch of news before the New Year.

Well, Clement Clark Moore I'm not, but this has been a great couple of weeks for Ruby, and those of us who enjoy it:

I hope you're looking forward to a great 2007, full of Ruby goodness. Have a happy holiday season.

Update: I nearly forgot Jeremy McAnally's announcement (the last item on the list).


-- -pate


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Tiwarker's picture

I am personally a very big fan of ruby and ajax !!
However its still learning ruby techniques.

Ruby on Mac anyone?

Quelle Gutschein's picture

has anyone a good dev environment for mac? i'm fed up using bbedit :/


Desibaba's picture

I think i need to bookmark this post at delicious..

This year again?

Brigitte's picture

"the same procedure like every year" ... i hope you have this year xmas a little bit ruby too, i like your articles. but i hate those spamers here, can someone delete them, please? Pat i await your little xmas-present (new article with the same amazing stuff) maybe at 23.12.2007? i`m looking forward it.

I hope

Bachelors Degree's picture

I hope too also. It will be good if it does..


Edelsteine's picture

I hope so too

Ruby on

rolety's picture

Ruby is a powerful framework but dont't depends on christmas.


MiraMei's picture

is this article for xmas 2007 also? :-) okay just a joke, u have some really interesting resource there and i hope u had your nice xmas 2006 and write some good stuff for 2007 too, im looking forward.

best wishes


fitness's picture

Great work. Still in 2007

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skrypty aniamcje's picture

Well, call it whatever u want.

Great work!

Markus's picture

Excellent article its realy helpful, keep up the good work!
Thank you.


Pett's picture

Very useful. I found this to be a joy to browse in.


Anonymous's picture

I don't have to explain anything to you...

Great resource. Thanks!

Manuel's picture

Great resource. Thanks!

Indeed very usefull reading

Claire's picture

Indeed very usefull reading, just joining with the others to say thanks.

ha ha Yes, has been a great

Edgar's picture


Yes, has been a great weeks for Ruby


Anonymous's picture

Love it!

Thank you

owl's picture

Very usefull article. Thank you!

Some Ruby Before Christmas

Swetlana Maßat's picture

Great and excellent article t’s realy helpful. Thanks again.


Katalog's picture

Captioning for video, please. If people don't know how to manage that, I'm available

Cheers mate !

instalacje pneumatyczne's picture

Cheers mate !

Not depending on 2007, this

Artem's picture

Not depending on 2007, this article are actual in any time. Thank you for this, very helpful.

seriously very helpfull

electronic projects's picture

thiz is really very much helpfull.


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