Tweak your Ruby consoles 2011 edition

janlelis edited this page May 27, 2011 · 2 revisions

IRB is an important part of the working-environment of many Ruby programmers. It's a great place to learn and quickly try out things. Nevertheless, it's also suited for production-level interaction with Ruby applications.

But time does not stand still. New IRB extensions and alternatives arise and you can gain much productivity by using some of them. My talk will touch on

  • Facts and issues about IRB
  • Useful IRB libraries
  • IRB alternatives, especially Ripl
  • Advanced Ruby consoles