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67 items tagged “ruby”


Mac OS X Leopard: UNIX. Leopard ships with DTrace, and it’s been hooked in to Java, Ruby, Python and Perl. # 11th June 2007, 11:05 pm

The One True Object (Part 2). Jim Hugunin describes how the DLR let’s Python / JavaScript / Ruby talk to each other using a message passing abstraction. # 5th May 2007, 1:27 am

Dynamic Language Runtime. Miguel de Icaza describes how Microsoft’s new Dynamic Language Runtime lets you call JavaScript and Visual Basic functions from Ruby. Looks like they beat Parrot to the punch. # 3rd May 2007, 10:29 pm

Rack. “Rack provides an minimal interface between webservers supporting Ruby and Ruby frameworks”. Ruby’s equivalent of WSGI has just hit v0.1. # 4th March 2007, 8:49 pm

method_missing: best saved for last. My least favourite thing about Ruby is the cultural tendency towards introducing weird new bugs in other people’s code. # 7th February 2007, 2:16 pm

Apache Solr 1.1. Solr is the search Web Service built on top of Lucene. The latest release introduces JSON, Python and Ruby response formats in addition to XML. # 13th January 2007, 1:16 am


Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping. Nice example of a throw-away single script web app, # 10th December 2006, 8:51 pm