In all the recent talk (some would say hype) about the Ruby programming
language,relatively little has been said about Ruby's usefulness in
enterprise development shops, but that is beginning to change. Francis
sidesteps the usual debate by turning the question around. What do
enterprise developers need, that they're not getting from their tools
today? Based on the answers to that question, he looks at what Ruby
currently has to offer in the area of entrprise infrastructure.
http://www.infoq.com/articles/Enterprise-Ruby-Wish-List