Mirah

Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
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Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)

Mirah (formerly Duby), is a Ruby-inspired, statically-typed, lightweight, platform-agnostic language with backends for JVM bytecode, Java source, and more platforms planned. It borrows features from several static and dynamic languages, but with a twist: no runtime dependency on any additional library; everything is done at compile time. This makes Mirah more suitable as a “javac” replacement than any other mainstream JVM language, and will allow Mirah to be used anywhere Java (or its other backends) can be used. I’ll discuss design goals, status, futures, and show examples.

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Charles Nutter

Engine Yard, Inc

Charles Oliver Nutter has been programming most of his life, as a Java developer for the past decade and as a JRuby developer for over four years. He co-leads the JRuby project, an effort to bring the beauty of Ruby and the power of the JVM together. Charles believes in open source and open standards and hopes his efforts on JRuby and other languages will ensure the JVM remains the preferred open-source managed runtime for many years to come. Charles blogs at blog.headius.com and tweets as headius on Twitter.

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Andrew Binstock
07/24/2010 3:40pm PDT

Interesting session. Only recommendation would be to spend more time explaining the benefits of Mirah. Features were discussed in detail, but missing were use cases where Mirah is a uniquely good fit, etc.

Will be keen to see the progress of Mirah over time.

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