How many of you here currently use a scripting language to aid in the composition of there services under Integration Server? An example would be to hook in JRuby to execute scripts through a service.
I like that this year many groups are trying to get there scripting languages in more mature and usuable states. One idea of mine was to try and switch the compiler (not JVM) with one that could use a more relaxed syntax.
Some of the popular languages are (in no particular order) Jython, JRuby, Kawa, Sisc, Pnuts, Groovy, Beanshell, Rhino and Nice to name a few. In this particular group at least Kawa, Pnuts, Jython, Rhino and Groovy also support compiling to bytecode.
So, what do you all think about hooking in such an environment? From here, we can talk about some good ways to add them to an existing environment. Also, note the extra complications that go with such an addition which may include extra error messages, lack of common support in some areas, binding dissimilarities with common libraries and tools. Waying the good with the bad will allow more people to chime in, be aware, and bless (instead of curse) the day they read this post. Good day.