JRuby vs Ruby: What are the differences?
Developers describe JRuby as "A high performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language". JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information. On the other hand, Ruby is detailed as "A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity". Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.
JRuby and Ruby belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
"Java" is the top reason why over 7 developers like JRuby, while over 590 developers mention "Programme friendly" as the leading cause for choosing Ruby.
JRuby and Ruby are both open source tools. It seems that Ruby with 15.9K GitHub stars and 4.25K forks on GitHub has more adoption than JRuby with 3.32K GitHub stars and 830 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Ruby has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2530 company stacks & 1140 developers stacks; compared to JRuby, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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