12 Facts About Yukihiro Matsumoto


Yukihiro Matsumoto, known as Matz, is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language and its original reference implementation, Matz's Ruby Interpreter.


Yukihiro Matsumoto's demeanor has brought about a motto in the Ruby community: "Matz is nice and so we are nice," commonly abbreviated as MINASWAN.


Yukihiro Matsumoto is a fellow of Rakuten Institute of Technology, a research and development organization in Rakuten Inc Yukihiro Matsumoto was appointed to the role of technical advisor for VASILY, Inc starting in June 2014.


Yukihiro Matsumoto graduated with an information science degree from University of Tsukuba, where he was a member of Ikuo Nakata's research lab on programming languages and compilers.


Yukihiro Matsumoto is known as one of the open source evangelists in Japan.


Yukihiro Matsumoto has released several open source products, including cmail, the Emacs-based mail user agent, written entirely in Emacs Lisp.


Yukihiro Matsumoto released the first version of the Ruby programming language on 21 December 1995.


Yukihiro Matsumoto still leads the development of the language's reference implementation, MRI.


In December 2014, Yukihiro Matsumoto open-sourced his work on a new scripting language called streem, a concurrent language based on a programming model similar to shell, with influences from Ruby, Erlang and other functional programming languages.


Yukihiro Matsumoto has been listed as an investor for Treasure Data; many of the company's programs such as Fluentd use Ruby as their primary language.


Yukihiro Matsumoto received the 2011 Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation at the 2012 LibrePlanet conference at the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston.


Yukihiro Matsumoto is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, did standard service as a missionary and is a counselor in the bishopric in his church ward.