JRuby on Rails
Location: Ballroom A
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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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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