Mac and Ruby Roundup: MacRuby AOT, DMGs with ChocTop

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 18, 2009 2

MacRuby is steadily moving forward, with a usable Ahead of Time (AOT) compiler coming closer on the experimental branch, which should make Ruby a first class language for Cocoa applications. Also: a look at Dr Nic's ChocTop utility for creating MacOS DMG files.


Android Gets Scripting Support with Python, Lua, Beanshell; Ruby planned

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 30, 2009

The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) project adds scripting functionality to Android. The native versions of languages like Lua and Python can script Android APIs exposed via JSON-RPC. Support for Ruby, as well as JVM-based languages is planned as well.


Presentation: Testing Your Presentation Layer

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  May 21, 2009

Yehuda Katz shows how to test a web app's UI using technologies such as Johnson (Ruby to Javascript bridge), jspec (BDD for Javascript), Webrat and others.


Presentation: JQuery - a Javascript DOM Library

by David West Follow 0 Followers on  May 07, 2009 1

Announcing a presentation on JQuery: a JavaScript library that provides cross-browser compatibility, Ajax and DOM services, rapid construction of interactive prototypes, and the addition of dynamic behavior to existing Web applications. The presentation introduces Jquery, demos it use, and discusses particular features that differentiate it from similar library products


Bruce Eckel on Python, Java, Flex, and RIAs

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  May 03, 2009

In this post, InfoQ interviews Bruce Eckel to get his thoughts on the RIA landscape and to find out what he has been up to, as Bruce recently released a book he coauthored titled First Steps in Flex.


Top Scripting Languages: PHP, Ruby, Python

by Sebastien Auvray Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 31, 2009 7

Evans Data's published the result of its scripting language survey. PHP, Ruby and Python are the favorite choices of more than 500 developers and IT Professionals. Scripting languages usage in the enterprise has changed with time, the survey outlines the drawbacks and merits of each language.


MacRuby 0.4 Released with HotCocoa::Graphics, Threaded GC, DTrace

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 12, 2009

The MacOS X based Ruby implementation MacRuby is now available in the 0.4 release, which adds an embedding API for using Ruby to script Objective-C apps, a new threaded GC, 64 bit support, and a graphics library along the lines of Processing called HotCocoa::Graphics built on Core Graphics and Core Image.


Clojure Brings STM, LISP to the JVM

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 30, 2009 5

Clojure, a LISP-style language for the JVM, is gaining interest quickly. One of the reasons is definitely its approach to concurrency which builds on Software Transactional Memory (STM). We talked to Stuart Halloway who's writing the first book on Clojure for the Pragmatic Programmers.


JRuby GUI MVC Framework Monkeybars Goes 1.0

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 27, 2009 2

There are many JRuby libraries on top of Java GUI toolkits. Monkeybars is a JRuby MVC framework for building GUI applications, and it's now available in version 1.0. We talked to James Britt about Monkeybars.


JRuby 1.1.6 Released, Improves Ruby 1.9 Support

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 17, 2008

JRuby 1.1.6 is now available. The latest release brings the usual list of speed improvements and bug fixes, but a big new feature is the full support for parsing Ruby 1.9 source code, as well as improved Ruby 1.9 support.


Ruby FFI Brings Native Library Access to JRuby, MRI

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 10, 2008

The Ruby FFI library allows to access native code loaded from shared libraries. Created for Rubinius, it was recently ported to JRuby, MRI (1.8 and 1.9). Ruby FFI 0.2.0 has now been released.


JavaScript Meets Ruby: John Barnette Explains Johnson

by Joseph Hurtado Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 31, 2008 2

Johnson brings Javascript to Ruby, allowing to run Javascript inside a Ruby runtime. To understand the why and how behind Johnson, we talked to John Barnette who's behind Johnson.


Java GUI Testing With JRuby

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 28, 2008 6

GUI testing is a hard and often neglected task. We take a look at two open source solutions for writing SWT and Swing tests, SWTBot and Marathon, and how they can be used from JRuby. We talked to Ketan Padegaonkar (SWTBot) and Dakshinamurthy Karra (Marathon).


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

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 27, 2008 5

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.


Host IronScheme in Your .NET Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 330 Followers on  Oct 24, 2008

IronScheme, an implementation of Scheme for the .NET runtime, is ready for developers to try out. IronScheme adheres closely to the R6RS Scheme standard and currently passes 8,881 of the 8,897 tests in the PLT R6RS test suite.

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