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Mobile Ruby Roundup: Rhodes 2.0 now MIT Licensed, JRuby on Android with Ruboto

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 04, 2010

Mobile Ruby developers get a new version of Rhodes: the 2.0 release brings many new features, and also puts the framework under the MIT license. іPhone developers will be glad to hear Rhodes apps are being accepted into the AppStore. Also: Android developers and users can use JRuby with Ruboto and Ruboto-IRB.

JRuby Roundup: 1.5.1, Google App Engine, Native Extensions

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 30, 2010

JRuby on Google App Engine has come a long way, recently with improvements in JRuby 1.5.1. Also: work on native extension support in Ruby Summer of Code.

Whither the GlassFish Gem? Alternatives for Deploying JRuby Web Applications

by Paul Blair on  Apr 21, 2010

When Oracle released its GlassFish roadmap, a notable absence was the GlassFish gem. This gem-based server for Rails, Merb, and Sinatra applications has become a common deployment option for the JRuby platform and has been widely recommended to the JRuby community. The gem allows Rails users running in multithreaded mode to take advantage of the JVM by running multiple threads per server instance.

Maven, Ant, Rake: JRuby 1.5 Enhances Configuration Management

by Paul Blair on  Apr 12, 2010

With its upcoming 1.5 release, anticipated at the end of April, the JRuby project is continuing to improve interoperability between Java and Ruby by providing integration with Maven, Ant and Rake. Ruby developers will be able to take greater advantage of strengths of the Java platform, while Java developers will find more reasons to mix Ruby tools into their existing projects.

Engine Yard Introduces Commercial JRuby Support

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 04, 2010

Engine Yard, the employer of most of JRuby's core team, started offering commercial support for JRuby this week.

JRuby Roundup: JRuby-Prof Allows Fast Profiling, JRuby::Synchronized for Automatic Synchronization

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 24, 2010 1

JRuby-Prof is a new, low overhead profiler for JRuby which, unlike plain Java profilers, will generate clear, Ruby-specific reports. A new feature in JRuby is JRuby::Synchronized, a module that, when extended, will make all methods of a class synchronized.

First Rails 3 Beta Released

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 18, 2010

The first beta of Rails 3 is available. Rails 3 is a major rewrite of the codebase bringing with it stable APIs and design decisions inspired by Merb, cleaner internals, performance improvements and much more. InfoQ takes a look at the changes in Rails 3, and on which Ruby implementations it runs.

Ruby in Steel 1.5 Released, Drops IronRuby Support

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 08, 2010 1

SapphireSteel Software, the developers of the Visual Studio based Ruby in Steel IDE have just released version 1.5. Among many improvements, they also dropped support for IronRuby.

Maven and JRuby Roundup: Maven_gem Brings Maven Libs to RubyGems, GemCutter Inspires JavaGems

by Mirko Stocker on  Dec 18, 2009 1

JRuby's Charles Nutter is making Maven artifacts installable as RubyGems. An alternative to using Maven is JavaGems, built on RubyGems, Bundler and Gemcutter to make it easier to install libraries for Scala, Clojure and other JVM languages. Also, JRuby gets the ability to generate real Java classes.

JRuby's New IR Paves the Way for Future Performance Improvements

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 24, 2009

A new intermediate representation (IR) for JRuby code enables many optimizations and could bring the next performance boost. InfoQ talked to Subbu Sastry who works on the IR.

Duby and Surinx, an Interview With Charles Nutter

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 15, 2009 4

Charles Nutter talks about his two new languages for the JVM: Duby and its dynamic cousin Surinx.

JRuby Roundup: JRuby 1.4 Final Released, New Windows Native Launcher, HPricot 0.8.2

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 06, 2009

The final release of JRuby 1.4 is now available, with many performance, Java integration and other improvements. It also adds a native launcher for Windows, which works around some problems with the BAT-based launcher. Also: the Hpricot 0.8.2 release fixes problems with Hpricot on JRuby.

NewRelic RPM 2 Adds Java Support for Performance Monitoring

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 19, 2009 1

NewRelic just released RPM 2, the latest version of their performance monitoring software. RPM, which is available as SaaS (Software as a Service) now supports monitoring Java web/JEE applications as well as Ruby on Rails applications. We talked to NewRelic's Lew Cirne about the new release.

JRuby 1.4RC1 Released, Adds Windows Installer, 1.8.7 Support, New Embedding API

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 11, 2009

JRuby 1.4RC1 is out and brings 1.8.7 compatibility, improved Java integration, a Windows installer, a new YAML parser as well as a new embedding API.

JRuby Roundup: 1.4 Features, JRubyConf Schedule, MLVM

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 29, 2009

JRuby 1.4 is coming up with 1.8.7 support and improved Java integration. First builds that bundle JRuby and MLVM are available. Also: JRubyConf's program has been announced - and some more seats are available.

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