Is Ruby on Rails a Crown Jewel?

Ruby on Rails is a favorite Web-development environment. As it expands to support other platforms, can Ruby become the cross-platform Crown Jewel?

Steve Lionel on Why Fortran Still Matters

Most Web-era programmers work with PERL, Python and Java languages, but Intel’s Steve Lionel says Fortran’s pure number-crunching strength keeps it front-and-center for some apps.