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Ruby 1.9 adds Fibers for lightweight concurrency

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 24, 2007 7

Fibers were recently in the Ruby 1.9 branch. The Coroutine-like concept has many uses, such as implementing lightweight concurrency and others. We look at the concept and influences of Fibers in Ruby 1.9, as well as code samples.

The Futures of Ruby Threading

by Werner Schuster on  May 23, 2007 12

Ruby's thread system is about to undergo big changes in Ruby 1.9, possibly moving from user space threads to kernel threads. Or not. A recent interview with Matz and Sasada Koichi shows some new ideas that are considered. We take a look at the different possible future Ruby threading systems.

Ruby Userspace Threads vs GUI toolkits Roundup

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 11, 2007 6

Are Ruby 1.x User-space threads a hindrance with writing GUIs? We take a brief look at the situation and show the situation, options and alternatives such as using JRuby.

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