You should be happy; I’m certainly happy. Reason being, I’m getting the best present ever this year, and you probably are as well. Why? Well, say hello to Ruby 1.9!
For those who don’t know, Ruby 1.9 is coming out this month. This is really cool for several different reasons, but what I’m most thrilled about is the speed increases from switching to Yarv1 from MRI2.
Some of you may be asking, how big of a speed increase? Well, judging by these statistics, it’s around 3x faster. That’s a HUGE deal. This really is a great time for Ruby. Check out this article for the test results, it’s really impressive.