Preview Ruby 1.9 for Symbian OS at the Smartphone Show

Posted February 7, 2008 by holoflux
Categories: News

Come to the Smartphone Show to discuss and preview the Symbian Research port of the upcoming Ruby 1.9 for Symbian OS. While the Ruby community is eagerly waiting for the official release of Ruby 1.9.1 this Christmas, Symbian Research and Pragmaticomm Limited have ported the new Ruby 1.9 Virtual Machine to Symbian OS v9.

YARV, as it is otherwise known, is a multi-threaded Ruby VM, with a 2x-10x times better performance than its predecessor. YARV implements the new Ruby 1.9 language specification, uses a bytecode engine, native threads, inline method caching and many more optimisations. Symbian Research is going to contribute all code back to the Ruby community as soon as possible, while Pragmaticomm engineers will be happy to demo Ruby 1.9 running on Symbian OS devices at the Smartphone Show.

David Wood, Symbian EVP of Research commented, “This project has been carried out in part to accelerate work on an EC-funded project, GREDIA. At the same time we hope that we can benefit all Symbian developers and the Ruby community”. John Pagonis, project lead from Pragmaticomm, said “It has been both fun and productive working with Ruby and open source on Symbian OS” Come and see Ruby 1.9 on Symbian OS for yourself!

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CodeGear ships 3rdRail a Ruby on Rails IDE

Posted September 17, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: News, Product related

CodeGear is shipping a new integrated development environment (IDE) for Ruby on Rails called 3rdRail that aims to ease the development of Web applications based on the Ruby programming language.
Tour of the 3rdRail IDE

Ruby the shift to human-performance

Posted September 8, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: Articles

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.”

Ruby on the rise in Brazil

Posted August 23, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: Articles

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.

Visual Paradigm for UML 6.1 supporting Ruby is released!!

Posted August 18, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: News, Product related

Visual Paradigm International Limited announced the release of Visual Paradigm for UML 6.1 (VP-UML 6.1), an award winning UML CASE Tool. Ruby has been added to the list of supported languages. This feature is supported in VP-UML in Standard or higher editions.
Generate Ruby

PersonalBrain 4.0 released!!

Posted July 20, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: News, Product related

PersonalBrain4.0 is a breakthrough software mimics the way your brain works: lets you connect ideas, concepts, people, files, and websites. Now available as no-cost edition on all popular computer platforms. See further article:

JRuby 1.0 released!!

Posted June 10, 2007 by holoflux
Categories: Articles, Product related

JRuby 1.0 has been released. The release marks 9 months since commiters Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo were hired by Sun.