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JRuby Roundup: JRuby 1.3 Released, ruby2java, JSR 292 Progress

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 09, 2009

JRuby 1.3 is now available, bringing performance improvements and compatibility with Google AppEngine. Work on other improvements is continuing and a first version of the ruby2java compiler is now available. Also: InvokeDynamic support is making it's way into the builds for the next Java version.

RubyGems Roundup: Fat Binary Gems, Is It JRuby and New Plugins

by Mirko Stocker on  Jun 02, 2009

Aaron Patterson has a solution for native Windows RubyGems that support both Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 at the same time: fat binary gems. Is It JRuby.com tracks JRuby compatibility for popular Gems; and some new RubyGems plugins emerged.

JRuby Roundup: GitHub:FI, JRuby on JBoss with TorqueBox, EngineYard with JRuby Support

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 02, 2009

GitHub now offers an installable version of the service for users who want to keep their code inside their network - and it's built on JRuby. TorqueBox is a new solution for running JRuby on Rails on JBoss, complete with integration for job queues and SIP integration Also: EngineYard announced it will start providing JRuby as a hosting option in July.

Interview: Talking RubyMine with JetBrains Developer Dmitry Jemerov

by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2009

Dmitry Jemerov is the lead developer of the RubyMine IDE project at JetBrains. RubyMine is the new integrated development environment from JetBrains focusing on helping Ruby and Ruby on Rails developers be more productive and efficient programmers.

Ruby VM Roundup: Nokogiri and Nailgun on JRuby, Ruby 1.9.1p129, MagLev Update

by Werner Schuster on  May 14, 2009

JRuby 1.3 will allow to reduce startup times in some situations using Nailgun. Nokogiri, a popular XML library, now runs on the latest JRuby thanks to ruby-ffi. Finally: Ruby 1.9.1-p129 is a new release that fixes a few bugs and security issues.

JRuby Roundup: JRuby 1.3RC1, Timeout, Nailgun

by Werner Schuster on  May 04, 2009

JRuby 1.3RC1 is now available and includes the changes required for running on Google App Engine. The release also includes a modified version of the timeout functionality. Also: adding Nailgun to the standard JRuby could reduce the impact of Java's slow startup times.

Implementation Roundup: Ruby 1.8.x update, JRuby on .NET, MacRuby and MagLev Progress

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 29, 2009

New versions of Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7 are available now. JRuby development moves ahead with experiments with running JRuby on IKVM. Also: MacRuby continues performance work and MagLev now runs RubyGems.

The Future of ParseTree

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 22, 2009 1

The current Ruby 1.9.1 doesn't have the required features to allow ParseTree's runtime features to work - which means some libraries that depend on those features won't work. Examples are Merb's action arguments or heckle. We take a look at the state of ParseTree - and how ruby_parser is a possible way out.

JRuby on Google App Engine Roundup: DataMapper Adapter for DataStore, Reggae

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 21, 2009 1

While JRuby on Rails doesn't have ActiveRecord, DataMapper, an ORM often used with Merb, has gained a new adapter for Google App Engine's DataStore. Also: work on Reggae, automatic tooling for deploying Rack apps on GAE is under way.

Ruby On... SAP: One More Step In The Enterprise With A New Ruby VM

by Sebastien Auvray on  Apr 17, 2009 4

SAP, the market share leader in CRM & ERP and second largest business software company is adopting Ruby as part of their SAP NetWeaver and SAP ERP 6.0 solution. ABAP Virtual Machine will be able to run Ruby Code through the Blue Ruby extension. With recent debates on Ruby VMs, we talked with Juergen Schmerder from SAP and Charles Nutter from Sun (JRuby).

JRuby Roundup: Google App Engine Support, BiteScript, New Compiler

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 08, 2009 3

With JRuby 1.2 released, the JRuby community is working on new projects such as a new Ruby to bytecode compiler, a standalone JRuby parser and a first release of the bytecode generating DSL Bitescript. Also: JRuby works on Google App Engine's newly announced Java support.

Is It Premature to Talk About C++ and Java’s Legacy?

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2009 6

Bruce Eckel’s recent blog post on the legacy left by C++ and Java generated a lot of reaction. While mentioning some design mistakes, he concludes that both languages have had a significant role in programming languages evolution and an important positive legacy. But is it not too early to talk about their legacy?

Presentation: Evolving the Java Platform

by Abel Avram on  Mar 23, 2009 1

In this presentation recorded at QCon London 2008, Ola Bini talks about the current status of the JVM regarding languages running on top of it and the need to evolve in order to support dynamic languages.

Presentation: Ruby VMs: A Comparison

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 27, 2009

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2008, Jason Seifer takes a look at the different Ruby virtual machines (JRuby, MagLev, IronRuby, Rubinius, MacRuby) and how to choose what fits best within the enterprise.

JRuby on Java ME/CDC

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 27, 2009

After first steps to running JRuby on Android, JRuby's Charles Nutter now started work on making JRuby run on the CDC profile of Java ME.

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