NetBeans, Solaris, GlassFish: The Ruby's Red Slippers Fit
Source: Sun Microsystems
Opening the JVM to Ruby and the advent of JRuby on Rails marks an advance in Java technology. It enables the faster creation of easily maintained and rich web sites in the Web 2.0 era. Of particular note is Sun's Da Vinci Machine project, which is extending the JVM with first-class architectural support for languages other than the Java language, with a focus on dynamic languages. The project will prototype a number of extensions to the JVM so that it can run other languages efficiently, with a performance level comparable to that of the Java language itself. Sun is aspiring to a multilanguage renaissance for the JVM architecture.