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Traveling Light: Porting Your Rails App to Run with JRuby

Nick Sieger (Engine Yard, Inc.)
Location: Ballroom IV
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(3.43, 14 ratings)

Although JRuby has maintained a high degree of compatibility with C Ruby, there still are a few considerations when making an existing Rails application run with JRuby. We’ll introduce a simple step-wise process for ensuring you can trial your application on JRuby. From there we’ll discuss its merits as a deployment platform, including stability and performance, and why these can be worth taking the trouble to make a few changes to your application and deployment workflow.

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Nick Sieger

Engine Yard, Inc.

Nick Sieger is an engineer at Engine Yard, working on JRuby and
leading the effort to make the Java Virtual Machine a robust yet
easy-to-use deployment platform for Rails and Ruby web applications.
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