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A Blend of Java and Ruby - The Mirah Language

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jul 27, 2010

Mirah is a new language for the JVM that can do everything the Java language can do - but with a Ruby-ish syntax and powerful metaprogramming. InfoQ talks to Mirah's creator Charles Nutter. 12

The Limits of Agile

Posted by Alan Kelly on  Jul 19, 2010

Outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot, there are more barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile. 5

Expression as a Compiler

Posted by Marc Gravell on  Aug 10, 2009

In the past .NET developers built dynamic code using Reflection.Emit or CodeDom, but with LINQ Expressions a lightweight alternative has become available. 8

Exploring LISP on the JVM

Posted by Per Jacobsson on  Jul 10, 2008

One of the most exciting things in Java right now is the work being done to get other programming languages onto the JVM. If you want to try something very different from Java, Lisp is a great option. 12

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