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  • Learning Ruby on Rails with Michael Hartl

    by Robert Bazinet on  Apr 12, 2011 3

    Learning a new programming language can be a daunting task and at times difficult to know where to start. Now try to learn a new web framework at the same time and you have a recipe for confusion. We had the opportunity to talk with Michael Hartl about his approach to teaching people Ruby on Rails, his book the Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial, and the excellent video series with the same title.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2011

    by Abel Avram on  Apr 05, 2011

    This article presents the main takeway points as seen by the many attendees who blogged or tweeted about QCon. Comments are organized by tracks and sessions: Keynotes, Tutorials, Architectures You've Always Wondered About, Building Systems With REST, Design and Objects 2011, Enterprise Agile Transformation, Functional Web, HTML5, the Platform, iOS4 and Android, NoSQL: Where and How, and many more!

  • Meet the Goliath of Ruby Application Servers

    by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 21, 2011 1

    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.

Concrete: Rich, Customizable DSL Editors for the Browser

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Feb 24, 2011

Text-based DSLs are useful, an custom editor for the DSL is even better. Concrete allows to build customized editors for JSON-based DSLs/Models. InfoQ talked to Concrete's creator Martin Thiede.

No Callbacks Required: StratifiedJS Returns Sequential Programming to Javascript

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Dec 19, 2010

StratifiedJS is a superset of Javascript that adds concurrency constructs and makes callback hell a thing of the past. How? InfoQ talked to Alexander Fritze, of Onilabs, to find out. 5

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2010

Posted by Abel Avram on  Nov 30, 2010

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon San Francisco 2010 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees!

FlexMonkey Deep Dive

Posted by Jon Rose on  Nov 15, 2010

This article provides a brief introduction to FlexMonkey and then walks through debugging issues that can be encountered when testing with FlexMonkey. 4

LinkedIn Signal: A Case Study for Scala, JRuby and Voldemort

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 11, 2010

This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges that the LinkedIn team faced, while combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.

Book Excerpt and Interview: ExtJS in Action

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 17, 2010

ExtJS in Action by Jesus Garcia is a book that tries to introduce the Ext JS cross-browser JavaScript library, which is used for building Rich Internet Applications. 1

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

How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

Posted by Heshan Suriyaarachchi on  Jul 13, 2010

Heshan Suriyaarachchi explores how Apache Axis2 can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients. 1

Virtual Panel: State of the Art in Enterprise Flex Frameworks

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 01, 2010

To assess the state of Adobe Flex for enterprise adoption, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular third-party flex frameworks. 4

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