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Puppets Do JRuby
by Bruce Eckel
December 10, 2007
Jeremy Meyer and I put this together from start to finish in one afternoon, using puppets to show the basics of making JRuby calls into Java.


Be warned: this was a sprint and we were using most of the tools for the first time. We used a still camera with video capability to capture the video, which probably accounts for the aspect ratio.

Link to YouTube page

That's Jeremy playing the ukulele. We used iMovie to edit it together.

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Bruce Eckel ( provides development assistance in Python with user interfaces in Flex. He is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2005), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences.

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