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Java is not Always the Best Tool? Really?

I really like the article Ruby the Rival over at, and especially this part by James Duncan Davidson (this has been said many times before - when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail):

"And I think that's the real win from the recent attention on Ruby on Rails and the breakaway from viewing the world with Java-colored glasses. It's not that Ruby on Rails is going to be the next Java. Far from it. It's that Ruby on Rails helps to break this idea that there is "One True Way." There's not. There are many different ways to solve a problem. And really, none of them is the clear-cut winner. There's just places where one solution has advantages."