Infoworld: Ruby and the myth of developer productivity

We live in an exciting new world of Web development languages. But pitches selling the productivity benefits of one language over another miss the point.

Recently I was in a conference room with the CIO of a large corporation and representatives from a vendor that provides a somewhat unrelated product. The corporation's software is mainly in Java. For some reason, in the middle of the discussion, one of the vendor's 20-something presales engineers started pitching that the company rewrite all of its software in Ruby.

The reason? It would result in higher developer productivity.

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Our org was mostly Java and some consultants came in and wrote a new system in Ruby just to show us how productive it is... it wasnt and now we're rewriting it back to Java and the consultants are long gone.

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