CHAPTER 1Introduction

JRuby on Rails is an exciting technology. If you've picked up this book, you've probably realized the same thing. You might not have much experience with either Ruby or Rails, or you've tried both of them out and want to see why the combination of JRuby on Rails is so spectacular. Regardless of the reason, I hope this book will teach you something about some of the technologies involved, introduce you to new ways to look at problems, and help you see solutions in the intersection of languages where each one isn't perfectly suited for a problem.

I've been using Java for a long time, but my heart has never been in it. I've always been a programming language nerd, trying out new languages like my girlfriend tries new shoes. ...

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