JRuby is a fast, scalable, and powerful JVM language with all the benefits of a traditional Ruby environment. JRuby deployments have fewer moving parts and consume less memory than traditional Ruby. With this book, you can now use JRuby in the real world to build high-performance, scalable applications.
Deploying your apps on the JVM requires some new approaches. Start by creating a JRuby microservice that takes advantage of the JVM’s native concurrency. Then use Docker to build a virtual production environment that’s a stable, reproducible place to explore JRuby deployment. Next, port an existing Rails application to JRuby, preparing the app to take advantage of the JVM platform—all while keeping everything that’s friendly and familiar to Ruby developers. Deploy the Rails app to Docker with a multi-threaded Puma server to Heroku or your own private cloud.
Take advantage of powerful Java libraries. See how JRuby fits into the enterprise by switching your app to use TorqueBox, an all-in-one JRuby environment that includes built-in support for messaging, scheduling, and daemons—perfect for handling the big jobs. Finally, take a deep dive into JVM performance tuning and set up a continuous deployment environment with Travis CI.
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