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June 07, 2007 - by jason
JRuby is something we’re very excited about as it bridges the gap between the Java and Ruby worlds, bringing a wide range of new advantages to developers.
You can take advantage of the mature JDBC, utilize Java Application Servers such as Glassfish for deployment with simple WAR’s rather than Capistrano, or use existing JavaBeans and business logic written in Java to plug into a much better framework.
We’re pleased to be the first infrastructure company to stand firmly behind JRuby, offering it as part of our standard Accelerator packages.
Getting started is easy. In our Accelerators you will JRuby 1.0.0RC2 in /opt/jruby. JRuby comes complete with the jruby interpreter which is used just like ruby, including friends gem, jirb, and more. Let’s take a look at how to get started:
[z010101CA:~] admin$ export PATH=/opt/jruby/bin:$PATH [z010101CA:~] admin$ jirb irb(main):001:0> string = 'JRuby Rules!' => "JRuby Rules\!" irb(main):002:0> print string JRuby Rules!=> nil irb(main):003:0> string.upcase => "JRUBY RULES\!" irb(main):004:0> quit
It’s really that simple.
Want to do some JRuby on Rails work?
There you go. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just start playing.