Feeds

Developer leads buff the Ruby slippers

Java lessons learned?

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Ruby implementors, including Ruby creator Yukihiro Matusomoto, held their first design meeting this week to hash out niggles with the scripting language.

Representatives from JRuby, Rubinius and MacRuby joined Matz - as Matusomotoc is known - and the Ruby core team.Their discussions focused on a common API for MultiVM and the addition RubySpecs to the Ruby versions 1.8 and 1.9 build processes for improved regression and compliance testing. Ola Blini, ThoughtWorks Studios' systems architect and developer, blogged: "This takes us one step closer to a real executable specification that everyone agrees on and has official blessing from Matz."

The meeting also decided to set up continuous integration for Ruby 1.8 and 1.9.

The meeting, the first of a series, signifies awareness among the Ruby community of some shortcomings in the language. These include different, and unexplained behaviors of the language; and slow performance of post- 1.8.6 releases of Ruby on Rails.

At last week's annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference, XML co-father Tim Bray and Microsoft IronPython lead John Lam pointed to inconsistencies in the language and a possible balkanization that could hinder uptake, in the absence of a single specification.

Lam said there was a need for a Guy-Steele-Jr figure to define Ruby, in the way Steele helped define Java, creating consistency and helping drive today's ubiquity. There is no indication this latest work would produce the kind of spec that helped Java in its early days, though.

For more on the discussions go here. Thanks to David for flagging up this meeting.®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork
One Heartbleed vuln was too many for Theo de Raadt
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...
Why HELLO Amazon! You weren't here last time
Got Windows 8.1 Update yet? Get ready for YET ANOTHER ONE – rumor
Leaker claims big release due this fall as Microsoft herds us into the CLOUD
Patch iOS, OS X now: PDFs, JPEGs, URLs, web pages can pwn your kit
Plus: iThings and desktops at risk of NEW SSL attack flaw
Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from … NOW!
The clock is ticking louder for Windows Server 2003 R2 users
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
Apple inaugurates free OS X beta program for world+dog
Prerelease software now open to anyone, not just developers – as long as you keep quiet
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.