Voris, John on 20 Oct 2007 00:11:38 -0000

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[PhillyOnRails] PhillyJUG's next meeting is on JRUBY Tues Oct 23rd

The next meeting of PhillyJUG is coming and the topic is JRUBY !

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday October 23rd, 6:30 PM start
at Unisys. Our speaker will be Rob DiMarco, a longtime JUG member who
ob-dimarco> presented in December 2006 on 'Effective Unit Testing'. 

RSVP head count for pizza is email to Jugmaster Dave F at


6:30 - 7:00 Find a seat, stuff your face

7:00 - 7:15 Giveaways, announcements, JUGmaster disco dancing

7:15 - 8:30 Rob DiMarco's presentation followed by Q&A


ABSTRACT - "Practical JRuby"

With the release of Java 6, the JDK now supports a variety of scripting
languages. One of the most interesting and popular of the supported is
JRuby, a 100% Java implementation of the Ruby language. JRuby allows a
developer to leverage the power and associated libraries of both Ruby
Java. In this presentation, Rob Di Marco will introduce JRuby to a Java
audience and walk through examples of where using JRuby can be helpful
the Java developer. Topics covered will include:

* What is JRuby

* Calling JRuby from Java

* Calling Java from JRuby

* Using JRuby to build a simple Domain Specific Language

* Building and deploying a JRuby on Rails application on a J2EE


SPEAKER BIO - Rob Di Marco

Rob Di Marco has spent most of the decade building Java applications and
guiding technology teams. Currently, Rob serves as a founder for a early
stage internet startup that is looking to change how business people
network. Prior to this position, Rob served as the VP of Technology for
Health Market Science, responsible for defining the technology vision
HMS and then turning the vision into reality. Prior to HMS, Rob served
the Software Development Group Manager for The Adrenaline Group, a
development consultancy based in Washington, D.C. Rob graduated from the
University of Virginia with degrees in Physics and Chemistry.



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