There are plenty of useful Ruby-based tools for all tastes and needs. As Ruby on Rails agency, we use most of them. And today we’ll add one more gem to the collection. How about a mruby-inspired Ruby interpreter built in Rust? Artichoke is a new Ruby interpreter that is a great help in work.
How exactly does Artichoke platform work? It was built with the help of MRI-compatible Ruby implementations.
Artichoke core has such traits and features:
- Capabilities of a VM backend.
- Capabilities of a Ruby
- Interoperability between the VM backend and the Rust-implemented core.
- It supports embedding with multiple filesystem backends.
- possession of optional standard-library.
- possession of optional multi-threading.
- Capturable IO.
- Improving the performance of MRI Core and Standard Library.
- Implementing the runtime with state-of-the-art dependencies.
- Distributing single-binary builds.
- Dynamic codegen.
- Parallelism and eliminating the GIL.
- Memory management and garbage collection techniques.
Find out many more interesting things to know here.
Meanwhile, it’s useful to know that running Ruby on Rails on Windows is possible now!