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If you think GC is your problem, you're wrong. Your problem is allocation. Garbage isn't the disease...it's a symptom.
The @paypal numbers for their Java to Node move are absurd. A JVM app doing 1.8 pages/s isn't slow...it's broken. https://www.paypal-engineering.com/2013/11/22/node-js-at-paypal/ …
I find Big Bang Theory to be stupid and offensive. It's the blackface of intellectuals.
GSoC 2014 accepted Python, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Perl, and Mono orgs but rejected both Ruby and JRuby.
If you want a Ruby that's almost entirely free of unmanaged, exploitable C/C++ code, you really should be using JRuby.
JVM Language Summit 2014 CFP is now open! If you're into JVM languages and supporting tech, you should be there! https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1533165 …
JRuby has had two successful GSoC in a row, with 12 and 10 students passing. Losing GSoC will be a huge blow to us this year.
Now there's a pretty sight... JRuby 1.7.11 "green" across all test runs on JDK6, 7, and 8: https://travis-ci.org/jruby/jruby/builds/19337899 …
Raw numeric performance (mandelbrot) of MRI 2.1.1 vs JRubyTruffle vs Java vs C. Dry land is not a myth! https://twitter.com/chrisgseaton/status/454238718074060800 …
FYI, JRuby users are not affected by the recent libyaml security issue. We report libyaml 0.1.4 in the libyaml const, but we do not use it.
We are considering --dev and --prod flags for JRuby that emphasize startup and optimization, respectively. I know... client/server :-\
I want to write an e-hipster web startup name generator to generate names like Flippio and Dooklr and Zazl. Names are important.
The jruby-launcher gem v1.1.0 has been released, with support for a --dev flag to improve startup. Try it today 😀
You might be a bad father if you find your toddler using mommy's Dolce and Gabbana lotion...as an aperitif. Great breath, though.