With #ruby-pro I want to:
- Provide a place for undisturbed discussion of advanced ruby topics
The channel is permanently
(only users with voice) permanently.
This makes it impossible for
to degrade the quality of the channel. It help to keep the signal-noise high low.
- Create a channel where people new to ruby can learn by observing
But people with experience talking about a topic are a great resource for less
experienced users. Simply by reading conversations and see how solutions to
problems are formed and implemented in code can help to learn new patterns or
even be inspiring. For this reason the channel is still public.
- Establish a network of people who can aid ruby, its libs and documentation
Most often you will find that those with the most experience also suffer the
most under flaws in a language, a library or a framework. Given the available
expertise it would be incredible to leverage that knowledge and improve ruby
where possible. For one alone such a task can be too much, but with the
support of a whole channel full of experts backing one up, it becomes a lot
- Have an active and interactive source of news
Everybody only has so and so much time to spare to explore new ways, new tools, how to
best use them, compare them etc. Yet new tools and new ways can be very important to the
coders everyday life. Here too leveraging the common knowledge of experienced users would
be for the benefit of all. To this avail we frequently hold
gatherings, where a few pros demo frameworks, libraries, tools
and/or ways to code.