JRuby on Rails - RailsConf Tutorial

Ruby, the Ruby implementation that runs on the Java Virtual Machine, is a strong alternative for Rails development and deployment.

Whether you operate in a strict Java shop or just want to experiment with a tested platform, JRuby is for you. JRuby is easy to install, performs better than C Ruby in many cases, and opens a wealth of new options for deployment and application integration.

In this tutorial, we’ll explore JRuby in-depth and compare it to C Ruby, discussing advantages and drawbacks. We’ll explore everything you need to be productive with JRuby, including setup, gems, java integration, deployment options and application servers, virtual machine tuning, custom embedding, and more.