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For the Java Developers who have dismissed Ruby in the past, here's a great success story of how far JRuby has come:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10379810-62.html

The big take-away about JRuby isn't necessarily that Ruby Applications can run on your favorite Java Server. More importantly, and more interesting is the fact that JRuby gives Ruby Applications access to any Library available to the JVM, and that classes and instances can be shared (yes, by reference) between Java-written portions and JRuby-written portions.

All that "Big Enterprisey" goodness of J2EE can be used by JRuby Applications. Now that cute little Ruby on Rails application that took an afternoon to write is able to participate with "everything else" in the Corporate Intranet via JNDI and JMS. :-D

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