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JRuby: The Pain of Bringing an Off-Platform Dynamic Language to the JVM

Posted by Charles Nutter  on  Jan 07, 2009 3

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Charles Nutter discusses bringing JRuby to the JVM, why Ruby is hard to implement, JIT compilation, precompilation, core Ruby implementation, Java library method access, method call semantics, scopes, open classes, heap-based frames, library challenges, strings, regexps, I/O, green threads, POSIX features, C lib support and future plans.

Ruby.rewrite(Ruby)

Posted by Reginald Braihwaite  on  Dec 04, 2008 4

In this RubyFringe talk, Reginald Braithwaite shows how to write Ruby that reads, writes, and rewrites Ruby. The demos include extending the Ruby language with conditional expressions, new forms of evaluation such as call-by-name and call-by-need, and more.

Fast Bytecodes for Funny Languages

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Dec 02, 2008

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Cliff Click discusses how to optimize generated bytecode for running on the JVM. Click analyzes and reports on Java, Scala, Clojure, JRuby, JPC and JavaScript/Rhino and points out several places where each of them could increase their performance such as elimination of FixNums, escape analysis and best practices for testing bytecode.

Secure Programming with Static Analysis

Posted by Brian Chess  on  Aug 06, 2008 2

Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know how to make their code safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis can uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to vulnerabilities and in this talk, Brian Chess frames the software security problem and shows how static analysis is part of the solution.

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