Speaker Leonardo Borges
Starting off today, I’ll post about some of the speakers for Rails Summit Latin America 2009. Register today! It’s gonna be at São Paulo, Brazil, October 13th and 14th.
Leonardo Borges is a developer with 9 years of experience. He’ve been working for several companies creating enterprise applications specially with Java. He currently lives in Madrid, where he works with Ruby on Rails at Mirai España where, among other projects, colaborates in the JRuby initiative to integrate legacy code with Rails. He writes in his blog about software development and related subjects.
AkitaOnRails: How did you find Ruby/Rails, what attracted you the most?
It was in the beginning of 2007. By reading blogs and news on the internet I arrived at the Rails official website where I saw the famous Creating a weblog in 15 minutes screencast. I was impressed! That video was able to sell not only the productivity that Rails delivers, but also the level of expressiveness where we can achieve in Ruby.
AkitaOnRails: What subjects most interest you and why?
Due to the nature of the projects I have in my company – a mixture of Ruby and Java – I’ve very interested in JRuby and the JVM in general, studying alternatives such as Scala as well.
AkitaOnRails: What is the subject of your talk and what kind of developers will benefit the most?
I believe that JRuby will stay for a long time and one of its major strengths is to attract companies/developers already used to the Java world. For that end, a precise and simple integration between Ruby and Java is necessary.
In my talk “JRuby in the enterprise” I’ll show how that integration can be achieved to bring new life to a legacy system using JRuby on Rails.
This session is recommended to any Ruby developer interested in running his applications on the JVM. On the other hand, if you’re currently working with Java and trying to figure out how to introduce Ruby in your company, this talk can be particularly useful.
Warking: You’ll see lots of Java and XML source code in this talk! :P
- Leonardo’s Blog: https://leonardoborges.com/
- JRuby official website: https://www.jruby.org/
- JRubyConf, the first specific event for JRuby, in San Francisco, by Engine Yard: https://www.jrubyconf.com/
- Charles Nutter’s Blog, the main maintainer: https://blog.headius.com/
- Jetty-Rails, one of the best ways to develop with JRuby on Rails: https://jetty-rails.rubyforge.org/
- JTestR, testing Java using Ruby tools such as RSpec: https://jtestr.codehaus.org/