JRuby Community Report 2011-11-12

****** Introduction ******

This is meant to outline the status of JRuby community improvement
efforts. To whoever can make this happen, I’d like to have a mailing
list, [email protected] or [email protected], that I
can post such reports to without cluttering up the jruby-user list. You
can use address I sent this email from for adding purposes.

****** Community Map ******

To see what our user reach looks like, I created a Google Maps community
map:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubyusers

This can be edited by any Google Account holder. Simply access the link,
then search for the location you’d like to be placed. There will be a
“Save to map” link to click on in the left hand area. Click this and
select “JRuby U.”, then finally click “Save”. You will be then marked
down on the map as a JRuby user!

****** Blog Posts ******

One of my first actionable items was to look into writing posts for the
blog to keep it fresh. So far so good, and the following blog posts are
available for your reading pleasure:

[[[ JRuby and ClojureScript Goodness ]]]
http://blog.jruby.org/2011/11/jruby-clojurescript/

[[[ Recent JRuby Conference Videos and Materials ]]]
http://blog.jruby.org/2011/11/jruby-conferences/

As an addition, the following conference materials are available for
RubyConf Brazil and RubyConf Uruguay:

[[[ Jruby on Steroids ]]]

Technology is constantly improving, and the JVM is no exception. JRuby
contributor Douglas Campos takes a look at Java7’s improvements for
dynamic languages, and how JRuby benefits from them. HTML Slides (
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubysteriodslides ) can be found on the
author’s website. A video recording in Brazilian Portuguese can be found
at eventials ( http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubysteriodsvideo ).

[[[ Torquebox - Crossing The Chasm Between Java and Ruby ]]]

Scale is always a hot topic in the web development world. However you
don’t have to reinvent the wheel to achieve it. TorqueBox contributor
Bruno Oliveira looks at how Rails/Sinatra/Rack applications can be
combined with JVM technologies to provide scalable applications. Slides
can be found at slideshare ( http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubytboxslides
). A video recording in Brazilian Portuguese can be found at eventials (
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubytboxvideos ).

[[[ JRuby: Introduciendo Ruby en un mundo enterprise ]]]

Jano González looks at Java Enterprise, and how JRuby can be used to
simplify enterprise development. In particular is a look at Ruby On
Rails and Swing GUI development with JRuby. A video recording in
Brazilian Portuguese can be found at eventials (
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrubyenterprise ).

****** JRuby Jobs ******

Two interesting job postings from the Twittersphere:

“Like using JRuby? Like solving awesome problems? Want to work on mobile
stuff? Holler at me. I’ve got positions.” - @jefflembeck ( Jeff Lembeck
)
https://twitter.com/#!/jefflembeck/status/135137823304069121

“ps - Want to get in on the launch excitement? We’re hiring! Check
@StackCareers for Web, Ruby/JRuby, and Algorithm Developer positions.” -
@GraciousEloise ( Gracious Eloise )
https://twitter.com/#!/GraciousEloise/status/134379786721169409

The Stack Careers listings for Gracious Eloise can be found here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/czcycqf

****** Call For Interviews ******

There are many companies and developers using JRuby for interesting
projects. I’d like to conduct some interviews with such people, which
will be posted to the blog (at a paced interval) and possibly located on
a wiki or other repository. In particular I’m interested in talking with
folks who are working on interesting projects, as well as business to
see how they use JRuby in their infrastructure. Interested parties can
contact me through my email or twitter account listed below.

****** Contact ******

You can reach me at:

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @cwgem

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