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In a very short time Ruby on Rails has gained popularity in the enterprise development community among both programmers and system managers. As an open source platform, Ruby is proving to offer a number of advantages for powering enterprise applications, not the least of which is a shorter development time for robust applications and the creation of denser code that's easy to work with and maintain. This article is offered as an introduction to Ruby on Rails for Java developers, offering some basic insight into the evolution of Ruby and Rails and its expanding role in enterprise application development. The Ruby Language Ruby was born as an open source programming language on February 24, 1993 and was publicly announced to the world in 1995. Ruby's primary author is Yukihiro "Matz" Matzumoto. Like Perl or Python, Ruby is an interpreted dynamically typed object-orient... (more)