Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rumours and Announcements

I've seen a variety of mumbled pre-announcements, second hand announcements, and outright rumours over the last couple of days. I thought I'd collect them here, and see if anyone wanted to confirm, deny, or add some more.

  • There's more autotest functionality on the horizon, after a refactoring
  • It looks like ZenTest will be supporting Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and rspec soon
  • Wrox is looking into entering the Ruby on Rails book fray with at least a couple of titles
  • Canada on Rails went well enough that there will probably be a European Country on Rails Conference this year
  • A group of Michigan based groups are putting together a Michigan Ruby Conference for late this summer or early this fall.

I'm looking forward to seeing these come to pass. I thnk they'd all be good things for the Ruby community.

2 comments:

topfunky said...

Can you give any credence to the following rumours?

* Eric Hodel will star alongside Jackie Chan in an upcoming Hollywood movie
* IBM will support Ruby and write their own blazing fast VM, called "rikes"
* Several books on Camping will be written, with the restriction that their PDF version be under 4kb each

And that European conference might be Italy on Rails.

pate said...

Can you give any credence to the following rumours?

* Eric Hodel will star alongside Jackie Chan in an upcoming Hollywood movie

I think Ryan might be in that one too ... 'The Curse of the Zenspider' or something.

* IBM will support Ruby and write their own blazing fast VM, called "rikes"

* Several books on Camping will be written, with the restriction that their PDF version be under 4kb each


I'm not even going to try to compete with those two.

And that European conference might be Italy on Rails.

That's the very one. I'd not seen a URL yet, so I didn't want to be too specific.