Keith Pitty is a J2EE developer with 20 years of experience in Software Development. Here's what he had to say about the upswing of dynamic languages like Ruby and Python after reading about Rails:
I know this is an inflammatory statement but it would seem like the smart money is on a shift away from J2EE to Ruby or Python-based web frameworks.
Of course, Rails is not alone in bringing this line of questioning before the holy temple of Enterprise Development, but its comforting to see that there is at least a shred of light from those on the inside. Perhaps web-development needs not be torture? Perhaps programming can actually be fun?
If Keith was feeling doubts, though, there are plenty of priests to calm him down with the usual chants about "...they are quick hacks..", "...people say that the J2EE solutions are more scalable", "...small-scale web applications...".