Learning More About JRuby from Charles Nutter

JRubyConf is scheduled for
May 21-23 in Minneapolis

JRuby has been in the news a lot recently: just a couple of weeks ago JRuby 1.6.7 was released, JRubyConf is coming up soon, and over the past several months there’s been a lot of buzz about the upcoming JRuby 1.7 release and how it will take advantage of Java 7’s new support for “InvokeDynamic.” With all of this going on, I was thrilled to have a chance to interview Charles Nuttter, one of developers on the JRuby core team.

If you have a few minutes, read on to hear directly from Charles in his own words about what’s new in JRuby, why a traditional Rubyist would want to use JRuby, how Ruby apps can use Java libraries from a Maven repository, and - my favorite topic - JRuby internals. For me this was all fascinating! Interviewing Charles was a golden opportunity to learn more about JRuby.

I posted the interview over on RubySource.com.