Michael Bevilacqua-Linn on 18 Sep 2007 19:25:43 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Ruby-Presenters and Non-ruby presenters?

  • From: "Michael Bevilacqua-Linn" <michael.bevilacqualinn@gmail.com>
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  • Subject: Re: [PhillyOnRails] Ruby-Presenters and Non-ruby presenters?
  • Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:25:33 -0400
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I was tossing around the idea of doing a Ruby metaprogramming presentation... 

(sneaking "Lisp somewhere in at the end.")


On 9/18/07, Mat Schaffer <schapht@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sep 18, 2007, at 11:59 AM, Colin A. Bartlett wrote:
> Randy Schmidt wrote:
>> I wanted to try to emphasize things that would hit
>> home with PHP developers...so if anybody has ideas, I'm all ears.
> Migrations
> RJS / other AJAX coolness

+1 on the migrations.  They blew my PHP-programmer mind.

It's not a framework thing, but one item I often bring up when making
the PHP/Ruby comparison is handling of static (or class) methods.
PHP makes it basically impossible to implement an interface as
seamless ActiveRecord.  I expect this would be a hard topic to broach
in a presentation, but consider it if you're hanging out after and
someone tries to tell you rails could be written in PHP.



class Papa
   def self.foo
     "I'm a " + self.to_s

class Kiddo < Papa

Kiddo.foo  # => I'm a Kiddo


class Papa {
     public static function foo() {
         return "I'm a " . get_class();

class Kiddo extends Papa {

Kiddo::foo();  # => I'm a Papa
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