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JRuby on Google AppEngine: First Impressions:

JRuby on Google AppEngine: First Impressions:

JRuby on Google AppEngine: First Impressions Posted by Nick Sieger Sat, 11 Apr 2009 04:10:51 GMT I was surprised by Tuesday’s announcements as much as anyone else. Ola keeps secrets well . He sent me a pull request for jruby-rack just last week mentioning “some restrictive environments where you can’t start threads”. I didn’t blink, and instead just merged his patch. Despite the surprise news, it turns out my timing wasn’t bad. Just a couple of weeks ago I was experimenting with the Python version of AppEngine, just to see what the fuss is all about. Even though Google’s had its share of criticism for building a platform that is difficult for developers to leave, the lock-in aspect didn’t bother me. I’m a pragmatist first, and I believe that we as developers are the only ones locking ourselves to a platform. We have a choice, after all. And look at all the developers willf...

Full article: http://blog.nicksieger.com/articles/2009/04/11/jruby-on-g...

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