JRuby and GlassFish - Bridging the gap

Rails and Sun

In a recent interview, David Heinemeier Hansson (creator of Rails) talks about how JRuby bridges the gap between JavaEE and Rails. Here are couple of quotes ...

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 promoting 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 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:

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