InfoQ's Rob Bazinet and Matthew Bass had the opportunity to talk with Jeremy McAnally, about the book he co-authored with Assaf Arkin, Ruby in Practice. The book is not for the beginner looking to simply learn Ruby but for the Rubyist seeking more detailed guidance on specific topics.
The Ruby language was first released 14 years ago and since that time as experienced great growth with thanks to Ruby frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. This book covers intricate details of the Ruby language today, including the latest Ruby 1.9.1, and gives developers a solid foundation for creating Ruby applications.
One of the more interesting announcements recently coming to the Ruby community was the release of JetBrains RubyMine IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. The Ruby community is known for not typically using an integrated development environment (IDE) such as .NET or Java developers use. Ruby developers usually stick to plain text editors such as TextMate, Vim and Emacs.
Ruby on Rails has done well since its introduction a few years ago, but criticised for not scaling. Developers know there are right and wrong ways to solve problems, scaling Rails is no different.
A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries. 8
Ruby on Rails has seen spectacular growth over the recent years with many PHP and Java programmers learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails to help create faster solutions to business problems. 1
Ruby on Rails has become a popular Ruby framework for creating web applications in recent years. An aspect of creating a web application is the need to repeatedly create the same base functionality. 2
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1
JRuby core developer Ola Bini sat down recently to talk with InfoQ. In addition to the interview, InfoQ is also proud to present an excerpt from Bini's book Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects.
The Ruby on Rails 2.0 release has been in development for almost a year and it has finally arrived. InfoQ talks to Rails creator, David Heinemeier Hansson, about this new version. 2
A comprehensive intro to the MOle, a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. 3
In this exclusive InfoQ interview, Jérome Louvel talks about Restlet, a Java framework for building Web applications following the REST architectural style. 3