Sun Embraces Ruby

Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo, better known as “The JRuby Guys”, are joining Sun this month.
Dynamically-typed languages like Ruby are only beginning to be accepted in the software mainstream, and many of the best practices and tools remain to be invented.

Sun would like to ensure that the Ruby programming language, in its JRuby form, is available to the community of Java developers. Also, there is a possibility that the Java platform may prove to be an attractive deployment option for existing Ruby applications in certain scenarios.

Ruby is especially appealing to Java developers. It’s a good syntax fit as it is directly applicable for a lot of things that you might use Java for, and addresses a lot of things that are a nuisance in Java.

Time for Java folks to wake-up and also Learn Ruby?

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  • Nirav

    There’s one such initiative, OSGi, Eclipse follows it and soon it will accepted by most.

    http://www.osgi.org

    Member list:
    Aplix Corporation
    BenQ
    BMW Group
    Computer Associates
    Deutsche Telekom AG
    Electricité de France (EDF)
    Ericsson Mobile Platforms AB
    Esmertec
    Espial Group, Inc.
    ETRI Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Gatespace Telematics AB
    Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    IBM Corporation
    Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Insignia Solutions
    Intel Corporation
    KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.
    KT Corporation
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Motorola, Inc.
    NEC Corporation
    Nokia Corporation
    NTT
    Oracle Corporation
    ProSyst Software GmbH
    Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Siemens AG
    Sprint
    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Telefonica I+D
    Vodafone Group Services Limited