Fowler on Microsoft and IronRuby

Martin Fowler has written a very interesting post on Microsoft, alpha geeks, and IronRuby. It is well worth a read. Quote of note:

My colleague John Kordyback pointed out that at the heart of all this is realizing that Ruby is not Yet Another .NET Language but a whole community and attitude to software development. Ruby is a community where open source, agile thinking, and lightweight solutions are deeply ingrained values. He says a common problem in Redmond is that “They ask me ‘Why is this language important’ rather than ‘Why is this thinking important?'”

~ by Andrew Shebanow on 30May07.

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