JRuby on Rails
Location: Ballroom A Audience level:
JRuby, the Ruby implementation that runs on the Java Virtual Machine,
is a strong alternative for Rails development and deployment. Whether
you operate in a strict Java shop or just want to experiment with a
tested platform, JRuby is for you. JRuby is easy to install, performs
better than C Ruby in many cases, and opens a wealth of new options
for deployment and application integration.
In this tutorial, we’ll explore JRuby in-depth and compare it to C
Ruby, discussing advantages and drawbacks. We’ll explore everything
you need to be productive with JRuby, including setup, gems, java
integration, deployment options and application servers, virtual
machine tuning, custom embedding, and more.
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Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Nick Sieger is a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems where he has been
working on a team building Project Kenai (http://kenai.com/), a large
JRuby on Rails application. He is a member of the JRuby core team,
leading the effort to improve Rails deployment on the Java Virtual
Machine. He created and co-maintains the JDBC adapter for ActiveRecord
that JRuby on Rails uses for database connectivity, as well as the
Warbler tool and JRuby-Rack library for dealing with Java application
server deployment. He maintains a blog on Ruby and JRuby-related
topics at http://blog.nicksieger.com/.
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