My good friend and mentor, Richard Manning, sent me this link to the programming language, Groovy. I just read over the quick start guide and it looks and feels like Smalltalk in Java (Groovy runs on the JVM). It's also a JSR which is very cool. I love the idea of scripting in Java VMs (it means I can do dynamic language things in it) because it makes Java more powerful...=) There is an eclipse plug-in for it. I can't wait to play with it (and tell the Java guys at work about it). Things like this might do a lot to get Java developers to start down the path of dynamic languages.