Francis Cianfrocca wrote:
> John Lam wrote:
>  > Regarding Google: I spent some time talking to Alex Martelli of 
> Google
>> at OSCON and asked him about Ruby at Google. His bottom line was that
>> Python does the job, it does it rather well and they have no interest
>> in adding a fourth language to their three--language codebase (Java,
>> C++, Python). However, I've heard rumors that the Google satellite
>> office in Seattle has some Ruby stuff happening, largely due to the
>> efforts of Steve Yegge.
>> The bottom line is that *dynamic languages* are a key strategic area
>> for Microsoft's developer platform. They placed their initial bet on
>> Python and that's working out rather well as IronPython is rapidly
> 
> 
> No big surprise about GOOG and MSFT. If I had to guess where Ruby will 
> make a mark (apart from Rails' stable niche in low-end CRUD websites), 
> it would be in enterprise integration projects. I think a lot of people 
> who are trying to do that stuff in Java now will be pleasantly surprised 
> by Ruby.
> 
> That makes Oracle the dark-horse candidate for Ruby's champion. And 
> *maybe* IBM's Tivoli business unit.
> 

Hmmm ... I can see the headlines now ... an Oracle hostile takeover of
an open-source community. Sheesh ...