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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

Java FX Technology Preview

Posted by Charles Humble on  Nov 10, 2008

InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview build and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming version 1 release expected this autumn. 10

Ruby's Roots: Smalltalk Comeback and Randal Schwartz on Smalltalk

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Oct 27, 2008

Smalltalk, a language that has had a big influence on Ruby, is making a comeback. We take a look at the current situation and talk to Randal L. Schwartz about Smalltalk. 5

Ruby's Open Classes - Or: How Not To Patch Like A Monkey

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jul 11, 2008

Ruby's Open Classes are powerful - but can easily be misused. This article looks at how to minimize the risk of opening classes, alternatives, and how other languages provide similar capabilities. 5

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