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How much freedom should a programmer have in choosing a language and framework?

I started working at a company that is primarily a C# oriented. We have a few people who like Java and JRuby, but a majority of programmers here like C#. I was hired because I have a lot of experience ...
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Is there a good reference manual for ruby/rails? [duplicate]

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Questions for Architecture with Ruby and Java

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How can I move from Java and ColdFusion to Ruby on Rails?

Currently I work with ColdFusion 9+ and some Java in a Windows environment. Prior to ColdFusion, my background was in Java and JSP. I'm considering a move towards Ruby on Rails, as I think it would ...
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Reasons for a Java Developer to learn RoR

Just wondering if there are any reasons why a Java developer should learn Ruby on Rails knowing that there are technologies such as Grails or (especially) Spring Roo that can be more familiar?