As the Java language continues to adddysfunctional function to it's libraries, and as it doesn't addstuff we needto it's libraries, and we bicker about licensing details of test cases,Microsoft is doing something interesting in the CLRthat Java should have done years ago.
We need to seriously stir some stuff up in the Java space. A lot.
I see signs of hope. Today in the #jruby irc channel on irc.freenode.net, there was some heretical chatter about usinggrizzly to tie directly intoJRuby on Rails, avoiding Servlet (~shiver~) altogether.
This is excellent thinking. We need more heresy like this.
BTW, Charles Nutter (of JRuby fame) is running an informal "dynamic languageson the JVM" session at JavaOne. Contact him for more details.