Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Future of Ruby is JRuby?

While fighting with ActiveRecord-JDBC (I thought Derby was built in JDK 1.6, but I still have to copy the derby .jar's into jruby/lib ???) this morning I ran across Ola Bini'a Blog and an a great prezo on JRuby. If you read between the lines (I obviously didn't see/hear the prezo) but Ola seems to be suggesting the future of Ruby is indeed JRuby. Slide after slide there are aspects of C-Ruby that are broken (and will not be fixed in 1.9) but where Java is superior : GC, performance (maybe), multi-core, internationalization, etc.

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