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Discussing language constructs with fellow developers in the context of solving a particular problem is something we do routinely. While most such conversations are productive and useful, a fair portion degenerate into angry brawls. A pattern we've observed in the latter situation is that a surprising number of times the argument is that "Why shouldn't I use language feature X to achieve objective Y- after all, the language supports X."
In this talk Aakash and Niranjan walk through a few features of the Ruby language which when used wisely allows programmers to solve problems elegantly but if they are used without caution can lead to bad code.
28th–29th May 2011