Rails creator on JRuby, Rails and Sun
By arungupta on Sep 01, 2007
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: