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Bending The Curve: Putting Rust in Ruby with Helix

by Godfrey Chan

Published September 19, 2017 in Programming

Two years ago at RubyKaigi, we demonstrated our initial work on Helix, an FFI toolkit that makes it easy for anyone to write Ruby native extensions in Rust. In this talk, we will focus on the challenges and lessons we learned while developing Helix. What did it take to fuse the two languages and still be able to take advantage of their unique features and benefits? How do we distribute the extensions to our end-users? Let's find out!