surfunbear / yahoo.com wrote:
> What exactly is JRuby and Grails ?

JRuby is a Ruby implementation in Java.

Grails is a Rails-like implementation in Groovy.

> C# was microsofts rip off of java from what I understand and not an
> alternative.

Then you understand incorrectly. The whole .NET effort was made in
response to Java, but C# was created avoiding a number of mistakes that
Java made from the beginning.

-a