28 Jan '16, 4pm

Chris Seaton on Massively Improving Ruby Performance with JRuby+Truffle

Ruby has gained a lot of popularity in the programming community for its natural syntax and the flexibility it provides through meta-programming and monkey patching. Most of Ruby's appeal centers around developer experience, and while the freedom it provides can lead to some hairy situations, this appeal has stood the test of time. Ruby is not considered to be a fast. It is often "fast enough" for its typical applications, but optimization of Ruby in certain cases can be a major pain. This is where Chris Seaton comes in. He and his team at Oracle Labs are working on an implementation of Ruby called JRuby+Truffle as an alternative to current suite of Ruby implementations that offers some massive performance upgrades. In a recent update, Chris announced that this implementation was benchmarked to be over 31x faster than MRI . The Practical Developer got in touch with Chris t...

Full article: http://thepracticaldev.com/chris-seaton-making-ruby-fast

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