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Japan On Rails

Akira Matsuda (Freelance)
Location: Ballroom IV
Presentation: Japan On Rails Presentation [PDF]
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)

In the beginning Matz created the language and the community. Matz
called the language Ruby, and saw that it was good.
And Ruby was the first day.
DHH said, “Let there be the framework”. DHH called the framework
Rails, and saw that it was good.
And Rails was the second day.
DHH blessed the language and the framework, and DHH said unto them, Be
DRY, and agile, and replenish the earth, and subdue it! And have
dominion over every programming thing upon the web. And it was so…

Ruby spent its childhood with a Japanese language speaking developer
community inside a small Far East country.

Since the West discovered the language, and the “Rails Invasion” hit
Japan, the Japanese Ruby community has been drastically changing.
Actually the majority of the Rubyists in Japan are Rails users today.
But sadly, although both Japan and the West are using the same
programming language and the same web app framework now, the speaking
language barrier are still separating the communities. I suppose you
can’t see what’s going on inside the Japanese “closed” community
because of the barrier.

Probably it’s time to open a Socket between both community and connect
our communities. So, let’s start to know each other first!

Today, as a messenger from Japan, I’m here to briefly introduce some
goodies from Japan such as:

  • Ancient Japanese great Ruby heritages every Railer should know
  • Ruby / Rails communities in Japan
  • What Ruby did when the earthquake hit Tokyo
  • What you should do when you visit the motherland of Ruby
  • Remarkable Rails related products made in Japan
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Akira Matsuda


The founder of a Japanese Ruby community Asakusa.rb.

Probably the most active Rails core contributor in Japan. http://contributors.rubyonrails.org/contributors/akira-matsuda/commits

The author of several unique and useful gem/plugins for Rails 3.

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Conrad Taylor
05/22/2011 12:05pm EDT

Akira, I’m sorry that I missed your talk but I look forward to reviewing your slides when they are posted. Also, I would like to thank you for all the awesome gems for Rails 3. Bravo!!!