|Ruby in Practice||
Ruby in Practice
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has been programming for about eight years and doing graphic
design for four years. He is currently a freelance Ruby and Rails developer, consultant,
and author. He has over three years’ experience with Ruby and two years’
with Rails; in that time he has developed a number of small, localized intranet systems
and medium- to large-scale systems in Ruby.
Assaf Arkin got bitten by the business software bug in ‘89, back when clientservers
were the thing and C was a reasonable language for writing business logic.
In ‘96 he switched to Java, and gave up client-servers for web apps. In ‘99 he
discovered the beauty of XML and the appeal of open source, and was a founding
member of XML Apache. In ‘05 he fell for Ruby’s charms and has been using it
since for development and for plugging holes that Java left behind.
High-profile Rubyists David Black, Gregory Brown, Peter Cooper, Yehuda
Katz, and Luke Melia round out the team.