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2007 predictions review and predictions for 2008

OK, after I was daring enough to publish some predictions for 2007, let's see how I did:

The uptake of RoR will continue. JRuby will make a diffenrence and will allow RoR to make its way into the enterprises. Similar frameworks in other dynamic languages will rather help RoR than take away from it (Django, Grails, etc) because they will only increase the overall interest in dynamic languages.
I'd say half-right. RoR's rise did continue, albeit with much lower pace. However, Django, Grails, etc did not make much of an impact.

REST will become mainstream in the sense that it will not be considered the poor little relative of SOAP anymore, but a viable alternative even for the enterprisey guys.
REST has become mega mainstream, up to the point that by now saying "SOAP" has become a bit of an embarrassment.

Macs will continue to lead the pack in terms of innovation on the desktop.
Uhm, yes. Neither Vista nor Leopard changed the world, so the distance between these competito…

JRuby performance

JRuby's Charles Nutter definitely has a great attitude. Check this out:
For those of you playing with JRuby, if you run across benchmarks of any
kind that show JRuby running slower than Ruby 1.8.x, we'd appreciate you
filing them as bugs
(from here)