Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ruby, JRuby, and Java over at Ablog

I do a little bit of blogging over at Ablog, and I try to be a Ruby advocate in that role. This morning I read Cory Foy's post Why Sun’s hiring of the JRuby developers isn’t good for Ruby. It's a provocative title, but I'm not sure it's right. Cory and I discussed it and he posted my recommended alternative: 'Why Sun’s hiring of the JRuby developers isn’t just good for Ruby'. (By the way, Cory also posted this article at his home blog: here — unfortunately that spawned two sets of comments.

Cory's point was that this is a great thing for the JVM, and he's right. I happen to think it's also a great thing for Ruby. But you know what, we're probably both right.

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