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Does it make sense to create a Ruby wrapper to reference a Java object that does exactly the same thing?

I am using JRuby. In my Java code, I have a class called Texture, capable of doing some graphic manipulation stuff. In my Ruby code, I will usually need to draw things, so though I should simply ...
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What's the advange of JRuby (or any other language ported to JVM)? Why would one use it?

Let's say I really like Ruby and I know Java. What's the deal behind these J* and Iron* languages that allow you to use the syntax of a foreign language to compile them into JVM or .NET bytecode? ...
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Is it possible to access .NET APIs with JRuby?

I know that JRuby can access COM APIs, but can it interface with .NET?
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Is there a clear leader amongst JVM-based languages? [closed]

What is the current status of these projects, and has any one (or two) emerged as a clear leader? To demonstrate my motives for asking this question, cast your mind back several years. Prototype and ...
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Is JRuby like RubyMRI but better, or are there some things it lacks?

I am considering using JRuby in a project which would need to talk to some Java. From what I am reading about JRuby I am not noticing that it is missing anything that the standard Ruby has. Is that ...
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Questions for Architecture with Ruby and Java

I am in the research phase of a project that needs to make use of 3rd party libraries that are in Java so I am stuck using Java to at least a small degree. I am considering implementing Ruby as the ...
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Jython and JRuby vs. Groovy (and Java) [closed]

I am very interested in Python for programming on the JVM, and I've worked in Java and Ruby (not JRuby) a lot, and to a certain extent in Groovy. What are the limits to the Java-Jython and Java-JRuby ...