Teds take on scripting languges and Ruby in particular (is Ruby simply a scripting language?) is that they will hit peak interest in 2006. He is also predicting that Ruby project will fail (and that failure will most likely come from a very large Ruby project that is currently being under-taken by a fairly significant consulting firm) and in doing so release an anti-Ruby backlash.
same story, different technology, same result. By 2007 the Ruby backlash will have begun.In the same list Ted predicts that Vista will slip and Mustang (JDK 6.0) will ship leaving the Microsofties looking at WinFX (which will ship) and the Java crowd complaining that "it sucks".
In his "long-shot dream", JBoss becomes insolvent leaving the code base to developers with more altruistic motivations. Have you made any tech predictions for 2006?