JRuby: Power on the JVM

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks on April 18, 2009

JRuby: Power on the JVM

JRuby has gone from being an alternative to MRI, to being the preferred way of working with Ruby in many situations. The perfomance, usability and integration with the Java platform makes JRuby more than just an alternative.

After this talk you will know:

  • What JRuby is, and how it's implemented
  • What performance optimizations JRuby uses
  • Why you might want to use JRuby
  • What people are using JRuby for
  • What's new in the 1.1 release
  • How you can get started with JRuby today
  • Some cool things you can do with JRuby

Ola Bini is a Swedish developer currently working for ThoughtWorks. He has been one of the core developers for JRuby since 2006 and is the author of the APress book Practical JRuby on Rails. He has much experience with Java, Ruby and LISP, and has been working on a language called Ioke.

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