On 3/14/07, James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net> wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2007, at 8:47 PM, pat eyler wrote:
>
> > If you're not a student, but have a great idea, feel free to toss it
> > out for discussion. Who knows, maybe someone will pick it up and run
> > with it.
>
> I think Event Machine is very ripe ground for Summer of Code
> projects.  It's already one of the coolest libraries out there for
> Ruby and the team has a lot of great ideas for making it even better.
>
> One of their ideas is to build every protocol under the sun for it,
> so coders could just use EventMachine::HTTP or EventMachine::Telnet
> instead of having to work with the low-level plumbing.  There's even
> been mention of getting DRb running on top of EventMachine, which
> would likely make it quite a bit more robust and scalable.
>
> The team also has interest in providing mid-level protocol building
> frameworks.  This would make it easier to add additional protocols.
> There are lots of interesting ideas to explore along this path to:
> protocol parser generators, DSLs for defining protocols, callback
> systems for reacting to protocol events, or even just generic event
> loops.
>
> This project is very under loved and there's no reason it couldn't
> become the huge success POE is for Perl or Twisted is for Python.  If
> you're remotely interested in networking, I say jump on their mailing
> list and bounce some ideas off of them.
>

+1 James, Francis



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