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Kenji HIRANABE (whose signature reads "Japanese translator of 'XP Installed', 'Lean Software Development' and 'Agile Project Management'") just posted a video (with English subtitles) of himself, Matz (creator of Ruby), and Kakutani-san (who translated Bruce Tate's "From Java To Ruby" into Japanese) to his blog. According to Matz (if I heard correctly in the video), Kenji's a "language otaku," so his blog may be worth checking out for all you other language otakus (though, from my brief look at it, it seems focused between his company's product development and more general programming issues).

In any case it's supposed to be a six part series where the "goal is to show that 'Business-Process-Framework-Language' can be instanciated as 'Web2.0-Agile-Rails-Ruby' in a very synergetic manner, but each of the three may have other goals." The first part discusses the history of Java, Ruby, and Agile. I found it interesting and am looking forward to viewing the upcoming parts, so I thought I'd link it here.

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Very cool!!!

Posted by Peter Bell on May 31, 2007 at 11:34 AM UTC - 5 hrs

Thanks !
Language-otaku is mentioned on Matz, and the second video is coming soon.

Today, I attended RubyKaigi2007 in Japan and had a chance to Talk with PragDave.

Posted by Kenji HIRANABE on Jun 09, 2007 at 06:11 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Hey Sam, I never knew you were this widely read :-> Kenji, welcome to Sam's corner of the web!

Posted by Peter Bell on Jun 10, 2007 at 03:44 AM UTC - 5 hrs

Kenji - I can't wait for the rest of the series. I find the premise interesting, and the first video definitely has me interested for more.

I enjoyed watching the 5 minute presentation you gave in the lightning talks at RubyKaigi. Of course, I didn't understand any of it, but the way you presented with a camera on paper and pens doing live drawing was quite novel!

Peter - Like the Godfather, I've got my fingers in everything =). (sorry, I watched the whole series over the last couple of days, so its on my mind)

Posted by Sam on Jun 10, 2007 at 12:29 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Here's an article in infoQ.

http://www.infoq.com/news/2007/06/ruby-x-agile

Were you in the RubyKaigi2007, Sam !?

Here's my English blog about the Kaigi.
http://jude-users.com/en/modules/weblog/details.ph...

Posted by Kenji HIRANABE on Jun 14, 2007 at 04:58 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Thanks Kenji, I had seen the InfoQ writeup and glad to see you've planned the 2nd and 3rd videos! (but where can I view them? =) )

As for RubyKaigi, no, I was not there, but I did view the video of your presentation you put up on your blog.

Posted by Sam on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:33 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Here's our second video of the series!

http://jude-users.com/en/modules/weblog/details.ph...

Posted by Kenji HIRANABE on Jun 30, 2007 at 05:56 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Sorry, it was the first. Here is the second.

http://jude-users.com/en/modules/weblog/details.ph...

Posted by Kenji HIRANABE on Jun 30, 2007 at 05:57 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Thanks again Kenji! I saw it in my RSS reader. I'll be watching it and commenting soon!

Posted by Sam on Jul 01, 2007 at 08:26 PM UTC - 5 hrs

The third one is about "Rubyishness".

3: Rubyishness
3-1: What makes Ruby Rubyish ?
3-2: What Ruby does and doesn't inherit from Lisp
3-3: Lisp, Python, and Ruby


http://jude-users.com/en/modules/weblog/details.ph...

Posted by Kenij on Jul 04, 2007 at 05:54 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Here's the forth video!
http://jude-users.com/en/modules/weblog/details.ph...

Posted by Kenji HIRANABE on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:35 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Awesome. Thanks Kenji!

Posted by Sam on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:41 PM UTC - 5 hrs

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