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  • Interview and Book Review: The LogStash Book, Log Management Made Easy

    by Aslan Brooke on  May 20, 2013 2

    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.

  • Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011 14

    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.

  • Meet the Goliath of Ruby Application Servers

    by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 21, 2011 1

    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.

LinkedIn Signal: A Case Study for Scala, JRuby and Voldemort

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 11, 2010

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.

How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

Posted by Heshan Suriyaarachchi on  Jul 13, 2010

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

The State of JRuby: 1.5, AOT, Java 7

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jun 02, 2010

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.

JSR 292 and the Multi-lingual JVM

Posted by Charles Humble on  Apr 27, 2010

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

Talking RubyMine with JetBrains Developer Dmitry Jemerov

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2009

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.

A Look at Ruby Debuggers

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Apr 19, 2008

"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.

Interview and Book Excerpt: Ola Bini, "Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects"

Posted by Scott Delap on  Mar 27, 2008

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.

Deploying JRuby applications with Java Web Start

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  Mar 07, 2008

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

Ruby Concurrency, Actors, and Rubinius - Interview with MenTaLguY

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jan 31, 2008

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

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