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JRuby 9000 Released Featuring Ruby 2.2 Compatibility

by Victor Grazi Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 22, 2015

JRuby released version 9000, the ninth release of the popular implementation of Ruby for the Java Virtual Machine. InfoQ speaks to Charles Oliver Nutter co-lead of the JRuby project and senior engineer at Red Hat about the release and about Ruby in general.

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Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015 5

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

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Maven Escapes from XML

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 20, 2015 23

The recently released Maven 3.3.1 adds support for core extensions to be added to a project through additional metadata as well as using alternatives to the eponymous pom.xml file for building. This has been used to create build scripts for JRuby that build upon Maven but use a JRuby script to represent dependencies and plugins.

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Ruby Developers can now Manage Microsoft Azure Services with Fog

by Daniel Bryant Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 20, 2015

Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. have released a Ruby ‘fog-azure’ gem to provide Microsoft Azure support for the Fog cloud services library.

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Ruby 2.2.0 Released, Featuring Incremental and Symbol GC

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 29, 2014

Ruby 2.2.0, released on December 25th, is the gift rubyists got for Christmas. Highlights include several garbage collection (GC) improvements. There is a new incremental GC algorithm and symbols are now garbage collectable. Ruby also got a collection of minor improvements on the core classes and its standard library.

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Improve your Programming Skills with Exercism.io

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 23, 2014

Exercism.io helps developers to increases their craftsmanship in a language through feedback and discussion. It’s a community and tool where developers can write code and discuss it to strengthen their problem-solving skills. InfoQ did an interview with the creator of exercism Katrina Owen and with Richard Thomson who contributed the C++ language track for exercism.

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RubyMotion 3 Release Supports Android and WatchKit

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 19, 2014

HipByte released RubyMotion 3, which for the first time supports Android and Apple's WatchKit. A new pricing model attempts to better satisfy the developers needs.

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Rebuilding Wunderlist Using Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 08, 2014 3

Chad Fowler, CTO at 6Wunderkinder, the company behind Wunderlist, describes how they went from a large monolithic Rails application and a large monolithic database to a system with many microservices, and the architecture they ended up with. Starting by adding new functionality as services and splitting the large database into smaller databases, they ended up doing a big rewrite of a new system.

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RubyMotion Releases Android Public Beta

by Tony Hillerson Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 03, 2014

RubyMotion recently announced that its Android Support had entered public beta, which should allow early adopters to get started now developing for the Android platform. RubyMotion is a terminal based toolchain used to create native iOS, Mac, and now with this beta version, Android applications, using the popular Ruby language and tools.

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New in Motorola RhoMobile 5.0: Licensing Model, Cloud Services and KitKat Support

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 31, 2014

Motorola RhoMobile 5.0 comes with a new licensing model, support for the latest iOS and Android versions, a set of new or improved cloud services – Build, Synchronization, Push Notification –, Zebra Printing support, and others.

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RubyMotion Announces Android Support

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 24, 2014

RubyMotion is expanding from iOS to Android with their upcoming 3.0 release. InfoQ talked to Laurent Sansonetti to learn how they built a new Ruby runtime that is statically compiled and integrates with Android.

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New Relic Open Sources their Docker Deployment Tool Centurion

by Carlos Sanchez Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 17, 2014

New Relic open sourced Centurion, a deployment tool for Docker used internally to run their production infrastructure. Centurion takes containers from a Docker registry and runs them on a fleet of hosts with the correct environment variables, host volume mappings, and port mappings, supporting rolling deployments out of the box.

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Comparing the Performance of Various Web Frameworks

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  May 02, 2014 5

TechEmpower has been running benchmarks for the last year, attempting to measure and compare the performance of web frameworks. For these benchmarks the term “framework” is used loosely including platforms and micro-frameworks.

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Rails 4.1 Improves Boot Time and Responsive Layouts

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 09, 2014

Rails 4.1 can now preload your application to improve startup time and comes with improvements for Action Pack, Active Record, and Action Mailer.

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Ruby 2.1.0 Released, Delivering new GC

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 30, 2013

Ruby 2.1 has been released, with the biggest addition being a completely new garbage collector that promises much better performance.

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