[Fwd: Sun to Support Ruby]



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Subject: Sun to Support Ruby
Date: 7 Sep 2006 21:57:16 -0700
From: mazurr@gmail.com
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.java.programmer

Was at Sun Tech Days in Seattle today for a bit. Rich Green announced
that Sun will be supporting Ruby and Ruby on Rails. They have hired on
a few Ruby gurus to help the cause along. The JVM will become the VM
(less the "J") and interpret Java and Ruby....and perhaps other
languages down the road.

They are currently working on support for Ruby in Netbeans, and (if I
heard correctly) plan for some form of Ruby support in Netbeans 5.5.

Sounds cool to me. Opinions?


p.s. Also saw more of how Project Looking Glass was shaping up during
a Sun Spot demo. The desktop looked a lot cooler today than the demos
found at Sun ( http://www.sun.com/software/looking_glass/demo.xml )