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Ruby the shift to human-performance

September 8, 2007

This article is the second in the Ruby x Agile series, documenting a set of six short videos exploring the relationship between Ruby and Agile methodologies. Our first article covered why Ruby and Agile are a good combination.
“Previously, CPU time was indeed precious but now human time is more precious and the focus has shifted to making human activity easier.”
“There has been a shift from machine-performance to human-performance.”

http://www.infoq.com/news/2007/08/ruby-x-agile-2

Ruby on the rise in Brazil

August 23, 2007

Developers in Brazil expect their use of the Ruby scripting language to double in the next year, according to an Evans Data Corp. survey of 400 developers in Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe. Although roughly 16 percent of developers in Brazil use Ruby today, almost a third expect to use it next year. Of the emerging markets studied, Ruby use is currently strongest in China, with 20 percent of developers using it today.
http://www.tekrati.com/research/News.asp?id=9261

JRuby 1.0 released!!

June 10, 2007

JRuby 1.0 has been released. The release marks 9 months since commiters Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo were hired by Sun.
http://www.infoq.com/news/2007/06/jruby10

JRuby in Ericsson ETRAN

June 8, 2007

JRuby can now be used in ETRAN(Ericsson Transport Network Planner) formerly known as WCDMATransporter, the tool for both initial WCDMA Access Transport Network design and expansion of an existing transport network. More information is available in Ericsson intranet wiki site.

Ruby on Rails – preparing for an enterprise invasion

June 8, 2007

The Ruby on Rails web framework is the great responsible to skyrocket Ruby as a programming language and now many events and happenings are showing that Ruby on Rails is already starting an enterprise invasion.
http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid26_gci1259669,00.html

Dynamic Languages and .NET

May 6, 2007

Microsoft has suddenly ‘seen the future’ – and it’s dynamic.
You know, as in ‘dynamic languages’…? “Oh, those!” you might say. What’s so futuristic about those?
http://www.bitwisemag.com/2/Dynamic-Languages-and-NET

On 2007 expectations? But there are warnings, and global ones…

December 28, 2006

This time of the year people used to balance about the important events occurred along it whether there are technical or not, and also talk about the expectations of the future. Meanwhile due to the changing of the weather you start noticing some warnings such as that there are some Islands disappearing already due to the greenhouse effect. I start reminding that since Carl Sagan statement saying “Who Speaks from Earth”, and then some other great names come at my mind , such as David Bohm talking about  “..a  changing in consciousness is needed otherwise we are going to destruct ourselves”James Lovelock on his book “The Revenge of Gaia” , Al Gore  on his documentary “An Incovenient Truth” and finaly J. Krishnamurti on his book “All Marvelous Earth” in order not to forget how beautiful it is – the place we live in and which without it nothing that is possible.