James Turnbull makes a compelling case for using Logstash for centralizing logging by explaining the implementation details of Logstash within the context of a logging project. The book targets both small companies and large enterprises through a two sided case; both for the low barrier to entry and the scaling capabilities.
While it almost certainly remains the largest Ruby on Rails based site in the world, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to the JVM. Last year the company announced that its back-end message queue had been re-written in Scala, and more recently it moved the search stack to Java, making Twitter search around three times faster.
PostRank Labs released an open source version of their Ruby web server framework powering PostRank. Goliath, is an asynchronous server designed for speed, leveraging key features of Ruby 1.9+. Goliath creates fast web and data services not unlike node.js but sticking with what Ruby developers know..Ruby. Discover how easy it can be to create manageable server-side services with Ruby.
This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges that the LinkedIn team faced, while combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.
Heshan Suriyaarachchi explores how Apache Axis2 can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients. 1
InfoQ caught up with Charles Nutter to talk about the state of JRuby: the 1.5 release, Ahead of Time compilation, and what's coming up in 1.6 and with features in Java 7.
Java 7 aims to improve support for dynamic languages through JSR 292. InfoQ takes a detailed look at the problems JSR 292 solves, and talks to JRuby lead Charles Nutter about JSR 292 in practice. 5
One of the more interesting announcements recently coming to the Ruby community was the release of JetBrains RubyMine IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications.
"Ruby has no debugger" - this misconception has stuck around for ages. Time to eradicate it: Ruby does indeed have powerful debugging support. We look at what's available for all Ruby implementations.
JRuby core developer Ola Bini sat down recently to talk with InfoQ. In addition to the interview, InfoQ is also proud to present an excerpt from Bini's book Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects.
This article explains how to deploy a JRuby application with Java Web Start. From creating the code, signing the JARs, and setting up JRuby properties. As bonus: a look at JRuby 1.1's AOT feature. 3
Concurrency, Actors, Fibers/Coroutines, Rubinius' Multi-VM, and more - a lot of interesting topics. We caught up with Ruby's MenTaLguY who can shed light about all of them. 1