JRuby nearing 1.0

Three items of note from Charles Nutter’s ‘blog:
1. [JRuby 0.9.8](http://headius.blogspot.com/2007/03/behind-scenes-jruby-098-released.html) has been released with 98% support for Ruby on Rails. The road to a 1.0 release seems well signposted.

3. Netbeans support for Ruby and JRuby is “[even better than expected](http://headius.blogspot.com/2007/03/netbeans-6-ruby-support-even-better.html)” (see the [demos](http://blogs.sun.com/roumen/entry/two_demos_jruby_on_rails) on Roman Strobl’s blog)

5. [Ruby on Grails](http://headius.blogspot.com/2007/03/ruby-on-grails-why-hell-not.html) – Charles has analyzed the contents of the grails project and concludes that it could easily be fronted by JRuby rather than Groovy. Grails developer Graeme Rocher [agrees](http://graemerocher.blogspot.com/2007/03/charles-nutter-ruby-on-grails-story.html). I would comment that that’s the beauty of dynamic languages: it leverages your investment in libraries and APIs!

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Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University