Featuring Evan Phoenix - Shane Becker - Brian Ford
(Originally recorded August 18, 2011)
Rubinius is a completely new implementation of the Ruby programming language started by Evan Phoenix in 2006. Rubinius runs all your favorite Ruby frameworks like Rails and Sinatra, as well as gems and C extensions. Rubinius brings loads of modern technology to Ruby with a custom virtual machine, generational garbage collector, just-in-time (JIT) compiler, and fully-concurrent native threads. In Rubinius, all the core library classes like Array, Hash, Range, String and others are written almost entirely in Ruby, enabling better runtime optimization and simplifying debugging. On top of this great platform, Rubinius is creating better tools to help Rubyists develop world-class applications faster than ever.