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Rails powered by GlassFish  

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Are you an existing Ruby user looking for alternative deployment scenarios ? Are you an existing GlassFish user interested in knowing you can Ruby-enable your installation ? This session provides all the details. It starts with a brief introduction to JRuby and details on how the GlassFish project provides a robust development and deployment platform for Rails applications - without pain. The JRuby introduction shows multiples samples of how the JRuby interpreter can invoke a simple Java platform library to a Java EE application.<br><br> As a basis for further discussion, this presentation explains the process for JRuby-on-Rails applications on GlassFish v2 and v3. It discussed the various development options provided by GlassFish v3, demonstrates how popular Ruby applications such as Mephisto can be easily deployed on GlassFish without any modification, and shows how v3 Gem can be used as an effective alternative to WEBrick and Mongrel. <br><br> The session also demonstrates how a JRuby-on-Rails application can be easily created by use of the NetBeans IDE and deployed directly on GlassFish. It shows how GlassFish project users can install the JRuby Update Center module that enables them to create a shared WAR file. <br><br>

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Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is Vice President of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase. Prior to that, he led Developer Advocacy and Technical Marketing at Red Hat for JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. He is a prolific blogger since 2005 and have authored ~2000 blogs on technology. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.
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