Experimenting with Rails 3.0 on JRuby

Experimenting with Rails 3.0 on JRuby

I just got Ruby on Rails 3.0 running under JRuby by following the explicit instructions here:

JRuby and Rails 3, Sitting in a Tree

I am pretty strong with Ruby on the command line, and have a preference for using JRuby where I can leverage technologies like JDBC, but as I do basically all of my web development using PHP I am not as strong on Rails as I should be, so am now on the lookout for a pet project to learn the framework somewhat.

Since I last looked at Rails around version 1.0, it will be interesting to see how it has changed with this third generation release. You can download Rails 3.0 from here:


John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP. I love open source, technology, and economics. You can follow updates from this blog on Twitter.