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Rails creator on JRuby, Rails and Sun

Posted by arungupta on September 1, 2007 at 3:49 PM PDT

In a

recent interview
Heinemeier Hansson
(creator of Rails)
talks about the upcoming Rails
Conf Europe
, future of Rails, JRuby and
other things. Here are some quotes ...

On JRuby and Rails

JRuby is a great way to open the conversation
with enterprises by saying, You don't have to throw out all this "junk"
you've accumulated over the years, Ruby is just an incremental piece you can
put in. But in some ways, it's sugar coating to get people to really come on
board. It's a bridge for getting from one place to another.

On Sun's relationship with Rails

I think they recognize what developers want,
they are recognizing there is great enthusiasm and passion for Ruby on
Rails, and they don't want to miss out on that. To a large extent, they are
following the passion, the excitement.

I know some people inside of Sun know what's
going on, but whether they as a company choose to accept the lessons I don't
know. In some ways, Rails is a rebellion against J2EE, but at the same time,
they're doing great work with JRuby and Unix level tools like DTrace. Like
any big company it's going to have different factions inside. I welcome Sun
and IBM to come in and offer services.

Here are some useful entries (with numerous pointers on screencasts, blogs,
tips & extensive feature sets) to get you started

And a very recent entry at:

JRuby/Rails on Glassfish Actually Works!


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