I am learning Ruby and Vim. I’m also attending the Preston Codejo hosted by Magma Digital, where were using Ruby as the driver.

As I am wont when learning a new platform (or new techniques on a new platform), there is a build of Conway’s Game of Life on GitHub:


This is a curses based implementation which can run with either the defaults, or run with parameters:

ruby life.rb [rows] [cols] [num_pos]
rows - Number of rows to display
cols - Number of cols to display
num_pos - Number of initial positions to set.  This is done randomly, so you are likely to get less positions than specified.

Press q to quit when you’re bored. Feel free to fork, make changes, ideas, pulls, etc.