Archive for the ‘Ruby’ Category

Regular Expressions Review

A hobby of mine is to learn new programming languages.  I try and learn at least one a year, and use it for more than just a hello world app.  So this year is the year of python, where if I’m required to write a script Python is the go to guy.  Having that said, […]

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm by Joe · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sort Optimization

This all started one night when I was in the #JRuby channel on irc.freenode.net.  A channel user was complaining about JRuby’s sorting algorithm being slow.  I thought to myself, I should be able to speed it up.  At the time I was thinking since sorting has been so well researched it’d likely be easy to […]

Posted on November 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm by Joe · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Ruby Shootout: Fasta

Lately, I’ve been looking at the shootout Ruby benchmarks. I’d gotten into a habit of checking them every few months, rooting for my favorite languages. Not really understanding why some didn’t have the greatest showing on there. When the people running it upgraded their hardware, it seems as though Ruby fell off the list. While […]

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 8:39 am by Joe · Permalink · 3 Comments
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