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Ben Halpern

Have you been following the TruffleRuby project very closely? It seems like the Current Status section of the readme has been about the same for a while, so I'm curious where you think the project is?

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Michael Kohl Ask Me Anything

I'm following as closely as I can, since this could potentially be a game changer for Ruby. Following Benoit's blog is a good way to get the latest info (he doesn't blog frequently though), apart from that you can just follow what happens on GitHub.

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Sasa Blagojevic

You should check out Crystal, it's a similar story, speed of C with syntax of Ruby.

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Michael Kohl Ask Me Anything • Edited

I've been using Crystal on the side for a while, see my posts here:

I also published several Crystal shards, e.g. a Bitcoin RPC client and a bloom filter.

There's a very interesting web framework called Lucky developed by a Thoughtbot employee. I contributed a bit in the very beginning but currently don't have time for that.

Also one should note that while Crystal and Ruby look similar, they're semantically quite different.