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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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want a Ruby that's almost entirely free of unmanaged, exploitable C/C++ code, you really should be using JRuby.
Really impressed with the momentum the concurrent-ruby gem has. Every Rubyist should be paying attention to this.
I told at least a dozen core OpenJDK and Oracle folks that startup time is our #1 problem. Solutions are coming.
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 …
Two years ago I started working at Red Hat. Two years later, I still love being here.
I 💜 Ruby friends.
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