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Engine Yard Congratulates JRuby Team on Winning IDG’s InfoWorld Bossie Award

Engine Yard Congratulates JRuby Team on Winning IDG’s InfoWorld Bossie Award SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2010 – Engine Yard, the leading cloud computing platform for Ruby on Rails, today celebrated that JRuby has won IDG’s InfoWorld Bossie Award 2010 for Best Open Source Application Development Software. InfoWorld, a leading IT publication, selected JRuby because it delivers the full Ruby language on the Java platform (JVM) making it easier for enterprises to build applications faster while leveraging their investment in Java.

Each year, InfoWorld's Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business. The InfoWorld Test Center has a mission to identify the most promising and cost-effective products available to IT organizations. Increasingly, those products – from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software – come from the open source community.

“The Bossie 2010 award winners are our top picks among open source projects for many different reasons,” said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld. “Some are longtime favorites, and others are completely new. Some are fast ways to fulfill a familiar need, while others allow companies to do things that weren't possible or affordable until they came along. The one quality they all share is extreme usefulness, and a combination of features that beats all others in their class.”

The Bossie 2010 award follows the successful release of JRuby 1.5 which included tighter Java library integration, enhanced Ruby compatibility, and improved Windows support. For more information or to download JRuby, visit

The InfoWorld Bossie Awards for 2010 were announced on the InfoWorld website on August 25, 2010. The full list of award winners can be found at:

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About InfoWorld Media Group InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

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