Avik’s Ruminations

Musings on technology and life by Avik Sengupta

Wrapping Java to Ruby

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So, java by far has the largest set of libraries and components out there. However, if Ruby is your favourite language, but you bemoaned the lack of libraries, bemoan no longer. Help is at hand…
Only if you wanted to write excel files from Ruby. I just checked in the POI Ruby Bindings , which allows you to create Excel files from Ruby.

Using a GCJ compiled, SWIG wrapped Ruby extension, this provides all Ruby users access to a large (and, might I say, great) Java library.

The inspiration for this project came from PyLucene, so thanks to the OSAF folks. Also thanks to Lyle Johnson for taking me over a small but crucial roadblock over at the SWIG lists.

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February 18th, 2005 at 10:11 pm

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