[BioRuby] SciRuby (The first BioRuby IRC conference on Dec 19th)

Pjotr Prins pjotr.public14 at thebird.nl
Sat Dec 18 15:59:38 UTC 2010

Below is the screencast on JRuby Raoul sent:

> http://vimeo.com/14435288

It is pretty good, as it shows the steps of running JRuby, and how to
leverage JVM tools. Note the following, JRuby has

1. Full threads support

2. Compiles Ruby to bytecode, which is optimized to native code, when
run often enough (the exception being 'eval' statements).

3. You get the performance and debugging toolset that come with the
JVM, including a profiler that is not much slower than native

4. You can ship Ruby code with all (gem) dependencies included in a
JAR, which will run on ANY JVM. Well, Dalvik excepted ;). 

The main message is that you get Ruby with all Java/JVM goodies.


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