Back in March 2010, we launched V3 of PAS, which was a completely rewrite of the application in Ruby on Rails, a Ruby web development framework. Since then, the PAS Tech Team has been very active in the Ruby community.
This past week we visited Rubyconf 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference was a great success, probably the best one yet. The main focus this year was on profiling and optimizing Ruby applications. We learned a lot from experienced and battle hardened Ruby developers (like the Twitter Tech Lead of their redesign project).
The biggest surprise was when Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, announced that he’s working with the Japanese government and an undisclosed Japanese company (hinted at Sony) on a “light” version of Ruby: Rite. Their goal is to use Rite on home and mobile devices (TV’s, Bluray players, handheld video-games, mp3 players) and draw existing Ruby programmers to their development framework.