Bay Area Software Symposium
October 13 - 15, 2006 - Newark, CA
JRuby is not one, but two great technologies: the Ruby language, and the Java Virtual Machine and libraries. In this talk you will learn the basics of programming JRuby, and how to integrate JRuby code into existing Java projects.
Ruby is a great language, but you cannot afford to throw away you investment in existing Java libraries. And you don't have to. JRuby is a sufficient subset of Ruby to be far more expressive and productive than Java. Plus, JRuby's integration with Java means that you can call your Java libraries.
We'll look at Ruby basics, at calling Ruby from Java, calling Java from Ruby. We'll also explore the current limitations of JRuby, which ones are likely to be lifted in the future, and why.
About Justin Gehtland
Justin is the co-founder of Relevance, a consulting/training/research organization located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Justin has been developing applications with static and dynamic languages since 1992. He has written code with Java, .NET, C#, Visual Basic, Perl, Python and Ruby. He loves to talk, especially in front of people, but all by himself in the corner if he must. Justin is currently focused on: Rails (because its the law), Spring (because Java isn't going anywhere) and security (because paranoia is your friend).More About Justin »