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JRuby 1.7.12 was released just in time for US Tax day! Mostly 1.9 compatibility fixes: http://www.jruby.org/download
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Confirmation that JRuby is unaffected by the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, using @_emboss_'s scripts: https://t.co/KQB1KSoExX
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RT @daicoden: @Jruby is just the most amazing infrastructure. From my pair, "This is so cool, this is the most load any system I have built has handled."
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RT @ChrisGSeaton: Running concurrent-ruby's STM on JRuby and a 64-core machine https://t.co/hrWd2yUvi6 https://twitter.com/ChrisGS...
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RT @kbucek: in case you're all for some (leak-free) "hot" re-deployment with #JRuby, now's a good time to test out Trinidad --pre http://ruby.11.x6.nabble.com/ANN-Tri...
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Java forever! 12 keys to Java's enduring dominance - http://www.computerworld.com.au/article...
It's easy to forget the value of any given technology once its buzz has arced across our collective consciousness and died a fiery death beyond the hype horizon. Take Cobol, that "Mad Men"-era relic -- just like fish past its prime, as the hipster tech pundits say: worthless, smelly, out of date, bad for you. Java may be the next enterprise mainstay to find itself on the ropes of "relevance."
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Rubinius 2.0 Release Implements Ruby 2.1 - http://www.infoq.com/news...
After more than two years, the Rubinius team has released version 2.0 which brings improved multi-threading support and implements the upcoming Ruby 2.1. By Mirko Stocker
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Behaviour Driven Development Tool Cucumber Questioned - http://www.infoq.com/news...
The Behaviour Driven Development, BDD, tool Cucumber is popular in Ruby’s TDD community. It offers a way to write tests that anybody can understand, but is any of the benefits of Cucumber really that beneficial, Kevin Liddle asks in a case against Cucumber. Jon Frisby and Matt Polito has each written a response somewhat arguing against Kevin’s ideas, both seeing benefits in using Cucumber. By Jan Stenberg
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Developing iOS Games on Ruby - http://www.infoq.com/news...
Brian Sam-Bodden, founder of Integrallis, gave a demonstration at the Barcelona Ruby Conference on how to leverage RubyMotion and open source 2D graphical libraries to quickly create 2D games for iOS in plain Ruby without any knowledge of Object-C. By Manuel Pais
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 30) - http://java.dzone.com/article...
NEWSHotspot JVM Removing Permanent GenerationHere’s some less-touted news coming around the time of the JavaOne conference.  This probably has more of an immediate effect on Java developers than many other JavaOne topics.Here Comes Ruby 2.1 Preview Text:  Big changes for the JVM, Ruby 2.1, Google's new algorithm, a new API for Nest...
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The second coming of Java: a relic returns to rule web - http://www.wired.co.uk/news...
Biz Stone called it "one of the most special days in the history of Twitter." And as it turned out, it was also a notable day for Java, a relic of the 1990s that is once again remaking the internet. By: Cade Metz, Continue reading...
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JRuby 9K Expected in 2014 Ready for Production - http://www.infoq.com/news...
Charles Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, announced the release of version 9000 (9K) in 2014. The new release targets the same feature set as Ruby MRI 2.0 and possibly 2.1 as well. Better performance, concurrency support and overall availability and portability provided by the use of the JVM can make this version suitable for production systems. By Manuel Pais
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Thinking Software's Recently Introduced SUM4JVM Now Offered at No Cost to the Open Source Community - http://www.prweb.com/release...
Thinking Software, Inc. expands its industry-first software reliability solution to include free licenses for open source projects. The solution automatically diagnoses race conditions and other concurrency defects in development, testing and in production. (PRWeb September 23, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/release...
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Understanding Big Data Processing and Analytics - http://www.developer.com/db...
In the first article of this series we discussed the history and background of the Big Data movement. We tentatively divided the Big Data techniques into two categories, Big Data Processing and Big Data Persistence.
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KVM kings unveil 'cloud operating system' - http://go.theregister.com/feed...
Apps 'running like a bat out of hell' on Cloudius-Systems' tech Virtualization sucks, because it makes it difficult for an application to get the most out of its underlying infrastructure. And so a startup staffed by the originators of the KVM hypervisor wants to change that with an ambitious open source project called OSv.…
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Continuous Deployment Variables and Solutions - http://www.infoq.com/news...
Paul Biggar, co-founder of CircleCI, presented on "the many ways to deploy continuously" at RubyConf 2013 in April of this year. The frequency at which deployments happen qualifies the term "continuous" and directly influences the deployment problem space. The presentation aggregates solution information gathered from CircleCI's own customer base, Facebook, IMVU, Etsy, Heroku, and Google. By Aslan Brooke
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Article: The Technology behind Codenvy. An Interview with Tyler Jewell, CEO - http://www.infoq.com/article...
Codenvy is an online IDE supporting applications development in Java, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, Ruby and other languages, with built-in support for deploying the apps on a PaaS. This article includes an interview with Tyler Jewell, CEO, detailing some of the technologies behind Codenvy. By Abel Avram
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Java's problem is that Jidigava idigis gididibidigeridigish - http://java.dzone.com/article...
I posted a while back about how ruby's syntax is better for designing software than java because it removes extra language cruft and enables developers to write more succinct and direct code. A common response to this from detractors is that "it's only three extra characters" and "my IDE can automatically generate that code for me". Sitting at the train station today reading a comment from...
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When is a Dynamic Language Good? - http://architects.dzone.com/article...
Yep… I'm exploring the other sideI'm a dyed in the wool static language guy. I used C++ for logic code in Mesa, even though the UI was in Objective-C.Ruby's dynamic meta whatever stuff made it difficult for me to code.Scala with it's mostly excellent type system is one of the most useful tools I've found for reducing the class of errors in my code. Preview Text:  ...
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Software is Design, How Ruby is Better for that Job than Java - http://java.dzone.com/article...
As a long time java developer and ... well ... at this point also a long time ruby developer, I've found some things about the ruby language are much less bothersome than in java. Groovy takes an interesting middle road, but only gets about halfway in my mind. I'll leave the runtime differences and the dynamic/static compiled/interpreted debates for other forums and just focus on the Focus on...
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Ruby, Python, Java, C and Programmer Happiness - http://java.dzone.com/article...
Preview Text:  I thought it would be fun to compare Ruby with a few other languages by looking at how different open source developers implemented the same method or function in each language. How do the languages differ? Do they make you equally happy? Legacy Sponsored:  ...
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Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps - http://techcrunch.com/2013...
Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google's App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with storage services, access to Google Cloud Messaging, continuous ...
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In addition to working on the core NuoDB Database, we’ve been hard at work writing drivers to help you use NuoDB with your favorite languages and frameworks. Preview Text:  As you can see, after a bit of initial configuration using NuoDB with Ruby on Rails is no different than any other backing database . . . Legacy ...
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Presentation: Don’t Trust Your Brain - http://www.infoq.com/present...
Paolo Perrotta discusses the difficulties encountered while learning a new and quite different programming language, in his case Clojure, comparing it with Java and Ruby. By Paolo Perrotta
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Derailed: Hackers Exploit Months Old Rails Flaw - http://www.infoq.com/news...
A months old Ruby on Rails security flaw is now being exploited on systems where tardy patch deployment has left them vulnerable to malicious attackers. By Jeff Martin
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Ruby/Python: Constructing a taxonomy from an array using zip - http://feeds.dzone.com/~r...
As I mentioned in my previous blog post I’ve been hacking on a product taxonomy and I wanted to create a ‘CHILD’ relationship between a collection of categories.For example, I had the following array and I wanted to transform it into an array of ‘SubCategory, Category’ pairs: Preview Text:  I’ve been hacking on a product...
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I live-coded a new gem called Ruby::Enum at NYC.rb on Tuesday. This library adds enum-like functionality to Ruby.  Here’s my checklist for creating a new gem.  Check the Name Preview Text:  I live-coded a new gem called Ruby::Enum at NYC.rb on Tuesday. This library adds enum-like functionality to Ruby. Here’s my checklist for creating a new...
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Monitoring Background Jobs in Ruby’s Resque - http://ruby.dzone.com/article...
How to get visibility into an important component of any complex system: the messaging queueHere at AppNeta, we get to see a lot about how people build their web applications. From simple PHP scripts to heavily service-oriented Java clouds to monolithic Django apps, everybody’s product is architected a little differently. We’re still out to trace everything, and today I want to talk...
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Emacs Lisp: Toggle Between a Clojure String and Keyword - http://java.dzone.com/article...
When I was doing a fair bit of Ruby I often used the TextMate's shortcut (Ctrl+:) to convert a Ruby String to a Symbol or a Ruby Symbol to a String. It's something I've periodically missed while doing Clojure, and yesterday I found myself in the middle of a refactoring that was going to force the conversion of 5+ Clojure Keywords to Strings. The following emacs lisp is my solution for toggling...
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Last Week's Cloud Links from the Silver Lining Blog - http://cloud.dzone.com/article...
Quite a few links this week for your weekend reading: Node Preview Text:  The Silver Lining Blog runs a weekly "Pie in the Sky" linklist focusing on Node.js, PHP, Ruby, Azure, and a few other topics. Check 'em out here. Legacy Sponsored:  unsponsored ...
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