CHAPTER 15Coda: Next Steps

We've created four different projects based on JRuby on Rails in this book. Most of what we've done can be generalized and put into real world usage with few changes. However, there are still many things left to try with JRuby. Because this book has focused on using JRuby in conjunction with Rails, there's a whole area of non-Rails applications and libraries to discover.

In this chapter I'll take a quick look at how you can contribute back to JRuby and the surrounding projects. I'll also give you a quick overview of the main projects living around JRuby in the JRuby-extras project. Finally, we'll take a look at three home projects you can try out if you feel like changing a substantial part of Rails to use more Java ...

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