Not sure if its inside the topic at all, nor if it will help, posting
the testimony anyway.
All of our internal software, most automation tasks, content management,
in others, used to be coded in Java, few (very few) on Perl.
Platform used to be Win32 and solaris on x86, more recently we have
moved 90% of it to OpenBSD on x86.
Id honestly say, the first reason to move away from Java was the lack of
support on OpenBSD. Then came the Perl phase.
Honestly saying, we are programming in 1/2 days with Ruby, what we used
to take 1/2 weeks in Java.
Specially the simplicity, and the builtin methods for web, ftp, email
and regexp are the obvious reasons for that.
Not sepcialist in Ruby yet, altho the learning curve for doing the same
software has been considerably low, as we did java and perl before.
One thing we notice is slightly harder to track programming errors, it
took a while to get used to it. But overally, its been well worth it, if
we were able to deploy the same code to the Java VM, that would seal it.
Still portable tho, and runs pretty much in everything.
Again not sure if any usefull on the case, but there it is.
Good luck !
Zach Dennis wrote: