Rubinius Tab Sweep
Ola Bini has written a couple of posts that touch on Rubinius and the other Ruby implementations. The first talks about the new weekly meeting of implementors, saying “[I]t’s a huge deal. This will make the lives of all Ruby implementations much easier, and the meeting yesterday actually accomplished some very nice things.” I hope we’ll see this yield more Ruby Implementor Summits and the like.
Ola also wrote about the RbYAML Project for the Google Summer of Code. As the RubyCentral organizer for the GSoC, I’m really excited that we have nine great looking projects (including RbYAML) that will really help the whole Ruby community.
Vladimir Sizikov wrote about the RubySpecs Project (an outgrowth of the Rubinius project). This one also tied into GSoC, we’ve got two students working on separate projects to improve spec coverage.
Charlie Nutter provided a good perspective on the various implementations. I’m not sure I agree with everything he says, but he’s a smaart guy and I don’t really want to bet against him either. Here’ the obligatory Rubinius quote:
Rubinius is, and always has been, a great project and a great idea. I talk with Evan and Brian and all the others on a daily basis, I contribute specs whenever I find gaps or fix bugs in JRuby, and I secretly harbor a desire to implement a JRuby/JVM backend for the Rubinius kernel. I’m sure we’ll see great things from Rubinius in the future.
Nikos Dimitrakopoulos provided some coverage of Ruby implementation performance. Rubinius doesn’t look to good, but the standard caveat still applies … they’re still focusing on completeness not performance.
Luis Lavena posted some surprising performance numbers for Rubinius. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen Rubinius win a “shootout” with the Ruby 1.8.6. It might be a micro-benchmark, but I think som congratulations are in order.
-- -pate http://on-ruby.blogspot.com
|Contrast Security's Contrast Enterprise||Aug 30, 2016|
|illusive networks' Deceptions Everywhere||Aug 29, 2016|
|Happy Birthday Linux||Aug 25, 2016|
|ContainerCon Vendors Offer Flexible Solutions for Managing All Your New Micro-VMs||Aug 24, 2016|
|Updates from LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Toronto, August 2016||Aug 23, 2016|
|NVMe over Fabrics Support Coming to the Linux 4.8 Kernel||Aug 22, 2016|
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- Contrast Security's Contrast Enterprise
- illusive networks' Deceptions Everywhere
- Happy Birthday Linux
- What I Wish I’d Known When I Was an Embedded Linux Newbie
- New Version of GParted
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- All about printf
- ContainerCon Vendors Offer Flexible Solutions for Managing All Your New Micro-VMs
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide