This is my first post on the company blog but I can promise won’t be the last ;)
I joined Digital Natives 2 months ago as a junior software engineer (we use Ruby most of the time). Before that, I worked with Java and related enterprise technologies for 3 years. I have been following the evolution of JRuby for a while now and I would liked to share my excitement about this awesome project.
I also wanted to present on a meetup so I decided to give a talk about JRuby at budapest.rb. I did a lot of research and practiced a lot (kudos to Miki for the reviews and suggestions!) but still wasn’t as good as I wanted to.
I tried to cover the differences compared to MRI, the advantages of using JRuby and why you should give it a chance. I spoke about what JRuby is, how can you integrate it into a Java environment, which modes it supports and how can it be faster than MRI. I also gave a hint about a very interesting experimental subproject, named Truffle runtime.
This was my first real presentation in a front of professionals so I was nervous but I learned a lot from this experience :) You have to start somewhere so if you would like to present your fantastic project or you just read a fascinating article and you want to discuss it, feel free to present at the next meetup!