Presentation: "JRuby in Practice"

Time: Tuesday 13:20 - 14:10

Location: Kammermusik


JRuby is quickly becoming the default solution for using Ruby in the enterprise. The tight integration with Java technology, together with the outstanding libraries and frameworks in the Ruby world, make JRuby a technology that makes development easier and more agile, while still retaining the advantages of the Java platform.

In this session, we'll demonstrate how JRuby can be used to build GUI applications using Swing, how you can build web applications quickly using JRuby on Rails and how you can use JRuby to test your Java applications, using JtestR.

The goal of this presentation is simply to show the audience that JRuby is ready and that you can use it in your projects today and get all of the benefits of both Ruby and Java technology.

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Ola Bini, ThoughtWorks

 Ola  Bini

Ola Bini is a Swedish developer currently working for ThoughtWorks in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been one of the core developers for JRuby since 2006 and is the author of the APress book Practical JRuby on Rails. He has much experience with Java, Ruby and LISP, and has been involved with several other open source projects - but nowadays JRuby takes most of his time.

He has been known to like implementing languages, writing regular expression engines, YAML parsers and other similar things that exist at the borders of computer science.