"GemStone team made a splash with MagLev at RailsConf '08 where they attracted a fair dose of attention from the attendees. Based on an existing GemStone/Smalltalk VM, it promised a lot of inherent advantages: 64-bit, JIT, years of VM optimizations, and built-in persistence and distribution layers. Since then the team has been making steady progress, which recently resulted in the announcement of the first public alpha."
.. deja-vue? .. or is the time finally here for those type of language-bound shared persistency layers? ..