Forum: Ruby Ruby Goes to the Sun

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James B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 19:33
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I've not seen this translated anyplace, but the Japanese Ruby site has
an announcement about Ruby being bought (yeah, I was surprised, too) by
Sun Microsystems; Matz is moving to California!

The purchase takes effect on Christmas; in preparation for Sun
ownership, Matz is adding static typing (so it plays better with
Java(tm)), and replacing those annoying "end" keywords with significant
indentation, a la Python.  (You'll get used to it.)  The new name will
be Ruby 2 Enterprise Edition 3000.

The best part, though, is that James Gosling will be adding an
interplanetary navigation library.  Pretty sweet!


--
James B.

"In Ruby, no one cares who your parents were, all they care
  about is if you know  what you are talking about."
   - Logan C.
D_Guidi (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 19:51
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Today it's the joke day... nice ... :)
Steven H. (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 19:54
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That's just not funny.
Ralph "PJPizza" Siegler (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 19:54
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Did you catch the linked article about YARV?  Koichi-San explains how
relieved
he is to just let everyone use the JVM, since YARV development
was really starting to get tedious and annoying, having to support all
that dynamic silliness, not to mention  all the metaprogramming Ruby
allows
which mostly is used by bright developers just to show off.  This will
have the immediate benefit of speeding Ruby execution by a factor of
twenty
to a hundred, making Ruby much more suitable for general purpose use,
and
a real threat to traditional compiled languages such as COBOL, mainframe
assembler and .NET.


Ralph
Daniel H. (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 19:57
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On Apr 1, 2006, at 5:31 PM, James B. wrote:

> Ruby 2 Enterprise Edition 3000

No 6 in that name?

-- Daniel
Jared R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 20:06
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Excellent! I can't wait for Enterprise Ruby Beans!

Jared
http://jaredrichardson.net
David N. Welton (Guest)
on 2006-04-01 22:54
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James B. wrote:
> I've not seen this translated anyplace, but the Japanese Ruby site has
> an announcement about Ruby being bought (yeah, I was surprised, too) by
> Sun Microsystems; Matz is moving to California!

I heard that that Hanson guy was putting the band back together for the
MMMBop reunion tour:

http://dedasys.com/hanson_mmmbop.jpg

Sadly, that will leave him little time for Rails hacking.

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Dave B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 00:51
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Jared R. wrote:
> Excellent! I can't wait for Enterprise Ruby Beans!

No, they will have to find a new name, we already have an ERB, eRuby!

Dave
Robert D. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 02:51
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On 4/1/06, Dave B. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
>
I think James should have waited to announce this a day later, but it
becomes clear that he writes the truth when thinking about the imprtance
the
sun has in Japanese tradation,
what April 2nd already?
Too bad

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concerne l'univers, je n'en ai pas acquis la certitude absolue.

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David V. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 03:03
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DÅ?a Sobota 01 Apríl 2006 17:31 James B. napísal:
> The best part, though, is that James Gosling will be adding an
> interplanetary navigation library.  Pretty sweet!

Pffft, -waaay- too obvious. I prefer April's Fools jokes that are
completely
believable. Setting up hoax sites with fake news articles would gain
major
bonus points ;P Possibly an interview with the Sun CEO as a mild
giveaway ;P

David V.
James B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 04:47
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David V. wrote:
>>be Ruby 2 Enterprise Edition 3000.
>>
>>The best part, though, is that James Gosling will be adding an
>>interplanetary navigation library.  Pretty sweet!
>
>
> Pffft, -waaay- too obvious. I prefer April's Fools jokes that are completely
> believable. Setting up hoax sites with fake news articles would gain major
> bonus points ;P Possibly an interview with the Sun CEO as a mild giveaway ;P
>

You forgot the link.


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James B.

http://r2ee3k.sun.com       - Next-generation Enterprise Ruby
David V. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 18:51
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DÅ?a Nedeľa 02 Apríl 2006 02:47 James B. napísal:
> You forgot the link.

Hmm, didn't get that one with the original mail...

Amazingly enough, googling for "next generation enterprise ruby" yields
two
Star Trek links in the first ten results. Coincidence? I think not ;)

David V.
Robert D. (Guest)
on 2006-04-02 19:09
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On 4/2/06, David V. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> David V.
>
> Do you have enough Data to prove your theory?


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