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EP15 - The JRuby Guy: Conference Globe Trotting, Minnesota Life and the Java Virtual Machine

A conversation with Charles Nutter

Episode Summary

This week on the Carolina Code Cast, host Barry Jones chats with Charles Nutter, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. During the episode, Barry and Charles talk about his globe trotting conference tours talking about JRuby including Okinawa, Taipei, Brussels, San Diego, Detroit, Atlanta and of course Greenville as we get deep into JRuby and the JVM, new features, future plans and how you can get involved. We’ll also discuss his upcoming wedding (congrats!), life in Minnesota and bourbon too!

“I’ve always want to do an implementation of Go that would run on the JVM.”
- Charles Nutter

Episodes Notes

Highlights from this week’s episode include:

  • Promoting JRuby: San Diego, Taiwan, Brussels (0:46)

  • Minnesota Life and Wedding Planning (4:09)

  • Travel to RubyConf Taiwan (8:20)

  • Memorable Conference Trips (11:39)

  • New Features of JRuby and the Java Virtual Machine/JVM (16:37)

  • The Native Future of JRuby (25:12)

  • Android Development with JRuby (32:23)

  • JVM with Zero Warmup Time (34:31)

  • Upcoming Conferences and Bourbon Recommendations (39:41)


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Carolina Code Conference™
Carolina Code Cast™
The tech podcast of the Carolina Code Conference, a polyglot conference for all who code that's held every August in Greenville, SC. The podcast features interviews discussing a wide variety of topics from around the programming, DevOps and security community.