Since my very first encounter with JRuby, I've always felt that JRuby is best viewed as a bridge. A bridge connecting Java and Ruby. A bridge introducing Ruby's innovations to the Java world while giving all that legacy Java code running out there a new lease on life. This view may seem obvious to all of you who already know (and love!) Ruby and JRuby, but there are many Java developers out there to whom it is not. We're making a new effort to engage with these folks. We'll start with a series of webinars focusing on bringing Ruby to the Java world.
For those of you who are Rubyists or regular readers of the Engine Yard blog, the content will most likely not be anything new. We're reaching out to you because we know you love Ruby and want to help Ruby continue to succeed and find new enthusiasts. So if you have friends or colleagues who are Java programmers that haven't heard the Ruby message, please pass this along and encourage them to check out the first webinar in the series that I'll be leading next week.
Webinar: JRuby - Connecting the Worlds of Java and Ruby Date: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific
The content will be a very high-level overview of Ruby and JRuby for Java developers, including:
- An introduction to the Ruby language: Learn how Ruby can make you more productive and write more readable and maintainable code
- An introduction to Rails: Learn how it speeds up web development
- An introduction to JRuby: Learn how to integrate existing Java code with just a few of lines of Ruby and how to use JRuby to extend existing Java applications with Ruby on Rails
If you're interested in attending, please register here. If you'd like to attend, but can't make the live webinar, go ahead and register and we will email you a link to the full recording and slides once available.
Happy holidays, and thanks for helping us spread the Ruby cheer!