December 2010

December 9, 2010

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Topic

JRuby

JRuby is a pure-Java implementation of Ruby. It is Ruby for the JVM.

Besides being a rock-solid implementation of Ruby (some say JRuby is currently the best Ruby available [1]), JRuby also provides integration between Ruby and the JVM.

We'll discuss and see demos of the following

  • Running Java code from JRuby
  • Running Ruby code from Java (embedding JRuby)
  • JRuby Compiler
  • Deploying Ruby web applications as WAR files
  • Testing Java code using Ruby test frameworks
  • JRuby / Ant integration

[1] http://www.infoq.com/interviews/Yehuda-Katz-on-Rails-3.x

Meeting Location

Coldwell Banker / Mid-America Group Realtors
8825 Northpark Court
Johnston, Iowa

Just north of I35/80 at the 86th Street exit.

GPS coordinates: N 41° 39.368' W 93° 44.378'

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Door Prizes

We have some books from Pearson Education / Addison-Wesley to give away.

We'll also give away the winner's choice of the following JetBrains products:

  • RubyMine Personal License
  • IntelliJ IDEA Personal License
  • ReSharper Personal License
  • TeamCity Build Agent
  • DotTrace

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.