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.
InfoQ's Rob Bazinet and Matthew Bass had the opportunity to talk with Jeremy McAnally, about the book he co-authored with Assaf Arkin, Ruby in Practice. The book is not for the beginner looking to simply learn Ruby but for the Rubyist seeking more detailed guidance on specific topics.
The Ruby language was first released 14 years ago and since that time as experienced great growth with thanks to Ruby frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. This book covers intricate details of the Ruby language today, including the latest Ruby 1.9.1, and gives developers a solid foundation for creating Ruby applications.
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 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1
"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.
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