15 October 2013
ED: Removed a "frequently misused English phrase" to improve readability.
Today, I'm announcing the Rubinius X project. Please read about the details at the website. Here's why I started the project.
Ruby is a dying language. Business is over its dalliance with Ruby. No major startup is lauding their use of Ruby and existing businesses are migrating away or simply writing new applications in a different language.
Businesses care about providing customers value so the businesses earn profits. That's the harsh reality. Ruby is failing to help businesses engage customers. It is seen as inefficient and inferior to other languages.
Ruby has great potential to help businesses compete in tumultuous markets by reducing the cost to experiment with products that may interest consumers. It has potential but fundamental things about Ruby must change. Simply writing some libraries or a new framework like Rails isn't enough.
I really want Ruby to be a language that businesses choose so that people who are happy writing Ruby will have a job. I'm going to test whether this is possible and I hope you will help.