On 11/6/07, rgossen <rgossen / gmail.com> wrote:
> I am a programming newb and I just bought the book "Software
> Engineering for Internet Applications," and I need a server to go
> through the labs.  Unfortunately, the extent of my server experience
> is using script/server in Rails.  To do these labs, I need to write
> webpages in Ruby without Rails (or any framework), but I am not sure
> exactly how to go about it.
>
> I started to use the Apache 1.3 webserver that comes with os x and
> attempted to install eruby.  That doesn't seem to be working.  I am
> thinking there has to be an easier way.  Is there a way for me to use
> Mongrel or Webrick outside of Rails?  I initially installed everything
> using the Hivelogic instructions.

I haven't played with Ruby and web outside of frameworks (Rails,
Camping, etc.), but you can use Apache with mod_ruby I think.  Your
files will probably have to take on the eruby syntax of <% %>
encapsulating code tags, which would be similar to other interactive
web code (ala CodeFusion and others).

As far as I can tell, Mongrel knows how to feed a web server( like
Apache), but is not necessarily a complete web server itself.
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, because I can't seem to find any
straight example of somebody just using Mongrel with Ruby by
themselves to serve pages!

thx,
Todd