Hi!

I just learned about another new Ruby Implementation. This one is
called "Blue Ruby" and it is developed by SAP Labs in Palo Alto.
It's are you all sitting down? a Ruby Implementation for the ABAP
Virtual Machine, written in ABAP.

There seem to be some similarities with MacRuby, in that Blue Ruby
attempts a very tight integration with the ABAP call stack, so that
two-way integration is totally seamless.

According to the technical whitepaper, Blue Ruby currently (as of
2009-03-27, i.e. four days ago) passes 70.2% of RubySpec (88.8%
language, 67.2% core library), which I find quite impressive. Blue
Ruby is yet another Ruby Implementation that has received a
significant development boost from RubySpec and ruby_parser. Kudos to
the Rubinius community!

You can find more information about Blue Ruby here: 

	<https://SDN.SAP.Com/irj/scn/wiki?path=/display/Research/BlueRuby>

The technical whitepaper is here:

	<https://SDN.SAP.Com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/408a9a3b-03f9-2b10-b29c-f0a3374b19d8>

And an introductory blog entry is here:

	<https://SDN.SAP.Com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/13661>

BTW: If I counted correctly, we can soon celebrate the 30th Ruby
Implementation!

Greetings, 
    jwm.