You hear people talking about Ruby as a major new language, and you are probably wondering whether to spend time in this new technology. But did you know that JRuby is an implementation of the Ruby programming language on the JVM. It represents the exciting combination of the dynamism, expressiveness, and simplicity of Ruby with the depth, maturity, and power of the Java ecosystem. Most significantly, JRuby gives you the ability to try the Ruby programming language while preserving your investment in Java and JVM technologies.
This talk will go over some of the reasons to write code in JRuby, how to leverage existing Java libraries with JRuby, and some real-world advice on using it in production systems. Come join us in October to expand your programming horizons and evaluate JRuby for suitability with your development projects.