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Sun hires the JRuby Team

Sun Microsystems is hiring Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo, better known as “The JRuby Guys”. Tim Bray writes:

Given that Sun is in the process of (appropriately) slashing some of its engineering groups, new hires are a little tricky. A lot of people helped, but I think the biggest contributions were from our Software CTO Bob Brewin and especially Rich Green, who approved the reqs about fifteen seconds after Bob and I raised the issue.

JRuby is to quote the homepage: “JRuby is a 100% pure-Java implementation of the Ruby programming language.” Here is an inteview with JRuby’s team in July.

Read more about Sun’s move and the Charles views at this post about Jruby stepping into Sun.

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