Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ruby 1.9.0 - Released

Ruby 1.9 has been released, a little later than estimated. There are a lot of changes for Rubyists to absorb, and if you're using Ruby on Rails, Ruby 1.9 with Rails 2.0 is a pretty novel, but powerful, combination. We'll be seeing the impact of those changes in 2008.

Will YARV give Ruby the performance it needs, or will JRuby storm the enterprise? Time will tell. Maybe 2008 will be the rise of Erlang, JavaScript/EcmaScript 4.X, or some other new and powerful language.

In the meantime, if you haven't given Ruby or Rails a chance, maybe this is your chance.

The Windows download is slightly harder to find than most, so I'll link to it here.

No comments: