EngineYard hires Evan Phoenix to work on Rubinius
Posted by ezmobius Thu, 24 May 2007 03:40:00 GMT
I’m really stoked about this. I think rubinius has so much potential that I am really happy to be able to support it. Starting next month Evan Phoenix is going to be working here at EY half time on ey tools and such and half time on rubinius.
For those of your who aren’t familiar with rubinius you can read a bit more about it here. It’s a new implementation of ruby done in a smalltalk style with a small core VM written in C and almost everyting else written in ruby. Really, even String and Array and definied in ruby. Rubinius is going to open up core ruby hacking to the masses as the internals won’t be a bunch of gnarly C code thats really hard to grasp.
There is still a lot of work to get rubinius to 1.0 status but hopefully hiring Evan will help speed the process. I think we have a great platform to abuse rubinius on here at EY to help it become production worthy.
I love my job folks. I get to play on phat hardware and get to hire some of the smartest hackers around. This is great!