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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.
Man, I just love win32 sometimes: "If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS." Naturally.
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.
Probably 75% of the 850 attendees at RubyConf are here for the *first time*. Don't listen to FUD about Ruby "dying".
Maven 3.3.1 is out with support for language extensions...so you can now write pom.xml as a nice Ruby DSL: https://github.com/jruby/jruby/blob/master/pom.rb …
As of today, JRuby's new JIT finally compiles all Ruby 2.2 language features (interp was 100% a few months back). 9k is close!
There are a lot of really cooperative, constructive, positive people in the Ruby community. Don't waste your time on the ones who aren't.
Wanna get involved with OSS? Pick a project and start helping to cleanup and/or refactor it. That's how I started on several projects.
JRuby: The Hard Parts https://speakerdeck.com/headius/jruby-the-hard-parts …
JRuby 9000 is starting to shape up. Finishing Ruby 2.1 features, wiring up the new JIT, big overhaul of encodings and IO. Preview soonish.
When I grow up, I want to fix encoding bugs in my port of a language that has encoding bugs to a platform that has encodings bugs.
GSoC 2014 accepted Python, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Perl, and Mono orgs but rejected both Ruby and JRuby.
Biggest takeaway for me about Apple's new Swift language is that I was right all along about Objective-C being terrible.
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