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JRuby in Second Life

Posted by mdi on October 20, 2006 at 1:05 PM PDT

*dusts off the 2 year old blog*

Ahoy j.n'ers! It's been a while, but I had to come share a fun experience from the other night. Charles Oliver Nutter, one of the lead developers of JRuby, dropped in to the virtual world Second Life for a meeting of the Rubyists of Second Life. For an hour and a half or so, Charles, known in SL as Headius Exodus, shared the details of what JRuby is, why it matters to Java developers, and why it mattters to Ruby developers, too.

JRuby is a 100% Java implementation of the Ruby langauge that brings the power of a fantastic dynamically typed langauge into the Java enviroment, or the depth of Java libraries into Ruby.

The chat log and slides from the presentation are available at the RoSL website, Charles Oliver Nutter has a blog, and there should be a JRuby community here eventually:

  [19:15] Headius Exodus: We will probably get a Java.net blog/site up soon
  [19:15] Headius Exodus: they're leaning on us to do it :)

Share your JRuby experiences in the comments!

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