Wynn and Sam caught up with Laurent Sansonetti to talk about MacRuby, RubyMotion, and more.
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Items mentioned in the show:
- Bully is Sam’s Pusher client for Objective-C.
- Get some Cheddar, Sam’s TODO app (soon in the App Store).
- Laurent Sansonetti, creator of RubyMotion (and MacRuby)
- MacRuby is an implementation of Ruby 1.9 on top of Mac OS X core technologies
- RubyMotion is a port of MacRuby for iOS
- RubyMotion comes with a built-in REPL.
- RubyMotion allows you to run your application using rake at the command line.
- MonoTouch allows you to create iOS apps with C# and .NET
- RubyMotion is not entirely open source, but the command line toolchain is.
- Redcar is an open source editor that Laurent likes.
- RubyMotion allows you to work entirely in the command line.
- CocoaPods was on a previous episode.
- The creator of CocoaPods, Eloy Durán is Laurent’s personal hero.
- Sam Soffes, an Objective-C developer and a Rubyist sees a great fit for RubyMotion.
- RubyMotion will have a debugger in the future that can run in the simulator and on the device.
- The REPL will not be ported back to MacRuby.
- RubyMotion memory management is very similar to ARC, but it happens at runtime.
- A new version of memory management will be released in a few months.
- Laurent uses macvim and gdb.
- Laurent wants to backport the memory model of RubyMotion to MacRuby.
- RubyMotion ships with a flavor of bacon for testing. Bacon is a small RSpec clone.
- Laurent mentioned rm-redgreen to colorize your rake specs.
- Wynn mentioned cucumber.
- Sam mentioned capybara.
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