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Ruby Development Gains Commercial Support on Java as New JRuby Version Looms

Apr 01, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The JRuby language is getting commercial support for developers this week, thanks to Ruby specialist Engine Yard.

"The JRuby language enables developers to leverage the features of the Ruby programming language on Java infrastructure. With the new commercial support for JRuby, Engine Yard is aiming to help expand the addressable footprint for the open source development language.

"Engine Yard is no stranger to JRuby, and has employed the project's founders since they left Sun in 2009. The support comes at a key time for the JRuby community, as a new version is in the works that will significantly expand features available to the developers, which the project's leaders hope will broaden the uptake of the language."

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