• Ruby shining on Java, Windows, and Mac OS

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 11:22 am

    Implementations of the dynamic language leverage popular platforms to broaden its appeal.
  • Ruby, DSLs and the free lunch that was not so free

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 9:42 am

    The world of IT is embarking, I suspect, on a another period of language creation hype. This time, the hype epicenter is Ruby and the facilities it provides to create custom languages.
  • Ruby apps development readied for Android

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    Builders of the JRuby version of the Ruby programming language are working to enable development of Ruby-based business applications for the Android handheld platform.
  • Ruby use grows in developer survey

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 10:24 am

    According to an Evans Data survey, use of Ruby has jumped 40 percent since last year.
  • Older Ruby line gets new maintainer

    Posted May 21, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Engine Yard, which has offered services for the Ruby language and Ruby on Rails, has taken over maintenance responsibilities for an older release of the language.
  • Ruby developers urged to use test-driven development

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    For the Ruby language to avoid the same ill fate as Smalltalk, developers must use test-driven development to keep code clean, an industry executive stressed Wednesday evening at the RailsConf 2009 event in Las Vegas.
  • JRuby to live on after Sun-Oracle merger, engineer says

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    JRuby, a Sun Microsystems-driven implementation of the Ruby language for the Java Virtual Machine, is being used in a range of applications including one to battle infectious diseases. But like other Sun technologies, it remains to be seen how Oracle, which plans to buy Sun, will deal with it.
  • True believers: The biggest cults in tech

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Spend enough time around technology and it becomes a part of you. You began to identify with it, even develop a belief system around it. You may have attended regular meetings of others similarly afflicted, and openly despised members of other groups. Before you were even aware of it, you'd joined a cult.
  • JetBrains readies Rails IDE

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 5:21 pm

    JetBrains, maker of the IntelliJ Idea Java IDE, now is shipping an IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails application development featuring familiarity with Rails conventions, the company said.
  • Heroku hosts Ruby apps, battles Google

    Posted April 24, 2009 - 11:06 am

    Heroku will debut on Friday its cloud service for Ruby applications, competing with Google and offering provisionless Web hosting.
  • Dynamic Languages: Not Just For Scripting Any More

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:18 am

    Because of their potential for high productivity, scripting languages have come to occupy a greater and greater part of the programming landscape, including systems programming and commercial, installable, "shrink-wrapped" products.
  • Visual Studio, Ruby improvements slated

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 1:54 pm

    In separate developments, Microsoft Windows platform developers and Ruby application builders both should gain functionality improvements with efforts afoot at Microsoft and the OMG (Object Management Group).
  • Cool Ruby script: Check for changed files

    Posted December 10, 2008 - 11:53 am

    The purpose of this script is to validate a file's integrity. While it sounds like a humble end use, its applications are broad: If you can't trust the contents of files on your computer, you can't trust your computer.
  • Ruby creators warn of serious flaws

    Posted June 24, 2008 - 1:43 pm

    The Ruby programming language, which has become popular as the basis for web 2.0 sites such as Twitter, contains serious security flaws that could allow attackers to take over an organization's web server, according to the Ruby development team.

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