Be sure to read this interview with Zed Shaw and Matt Pelletier discussing the enterprise-readiness of Ruby on Rails against the backdrop of the J2EE quagmire that has developed over past few years. Some big players might try to hijack RoR with certification and enterprise features as the only way to make money on the platform just like it played out with J2EE. And all the while the Java crowd is mired in inertia as the Java enterprise mess created by Sun and others is paying the mortgages of so many. If this bleak scenario comes to pass JRuby (and by extension IronRuby) may one day be seen as the first fateful step in the wrong direction of co-opting RoR and pulling it into the enterprise software quagmire.
Dirk Dot Net
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