Don Box does some experimenting...
I just noticed this project and since we like discussing language-in-a-language projects, I thought I'd mention it.
It seems that they are almost ready to run Rails. Now that's going to be cool!
Monads in Ruby, a several-part work in progress, is an attempt to explain and demonstrate monads in Ruby. It looks pretty good so far, although I feel like we could coax a friendlier syntax out of Ruby with a little effort. Maybe in Part 4!
Chris Adamson at OnJava.com published interviews with a few language luminaries and Java developers. Inspired by Bruce Tate's book Beyond Java, Adamson argues that Ruby is poised to become Java's successor:
The interviews are a very interesting read, and the dialogue covers a diverse range of topics. The power of Ruby on Rails is a common theme throughout, and Tate argues that Rails is the catalyst that will push Ruby into the mainstream. What I don't understand is this: if Rails will make Ruby the next Java, why didn't Zope do that for Python?
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