WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.
Sun has hired the two primary JRuby developers,
Charles Nutter and
This is great news for JRuby, because it will now be their full time job to work on it.
(JRuby is an implementation of the Ruby language that runs on top of the Java platform.)
This obviously fits well with our strategy to support multiple languages on the JVM, and in particular,
dynamic and scripting languages. In fact,
Charles and Thomas is joining the group I'm in, so hopefully a lot of the tool support we have built to support BASIC will also benefit JRuby. Going forward there will probably be a lot of cross pollination.
Welcome to Sun, Charles and Thomas! Charles has already blogged about joining Sun.