From where I sit, Ruby has the language thought leadership position and is the competitor I hope AndersH is losing the most sleep over nowadays.
BTW, I agree that Ruby stands to eat at least as much mindshare from Java as we do.
I also am hopeful that we’re SLIGHTLY less vulnerable to Ruby than Java is, but I hope none of my colleages in the big house get any comfort from that hope 😉
One thing I do know is that Ruby has pretty much eclipsed Java on my competitive radar.
via James Britt