This week I have another session from Smalltalk Solutions 2011 - Steven Baker, talking about "What Smalltalk Can Learn from Ruby". The abstract for the talk was:
In the past five years, we have seen a meteoric rise in popularity of the Ruby programming language. Some attribute this to the development of a great web framework, while others claim it has more to do with the simplicity, expressiveness, and features of the Ruby language. In this talk, you'll learn some possible reasons why Smalltalk hasn't seen the same explosion in popularity, despite also having great web frameworks, and arguably more simplicity, expressiveness, and language features. We'll also learn some things we might do to encourage others to learn about Smalltalk and the benefits of using it.
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