Will It Be JRuby vs. IronPython? "On the heels of Microsoft's release of IronPython 1.0 comes the news that Sun has hired the two primary JRuby developers.
I don't know if Sun intended it, but the juxtaposition of these two news item gives the effect that the two managed execution environments—The JVM and .NET—have each chosen an anointed champion scripting language for their platform.
The orphan that's left out of the spotlight is Jython. I feel kind of sad for Jython and its lone publicly known active maintainer Frank Wierzbicki."
JRuby Steps Into the Sun "The potential for Ruby on the JVM has not escaped notice at Sun, and so we'll be focusing on making JRuby as complete, performant, and solid as possible. We'll then proceed on to help build out broader tool support for Ruby, answering calls by many in the industry for a "better" or "smarter" Ruby development experience."