Thanks for the responses (thanks for that too Dave, that was really 
helpful to read).  I think you all are right and ruby is probably fine 
for now.

Also, when I get into this, I will try to look into what some of you 
suggested.  I may just move into RoR after this and do this as a side 
project.  Not really sure yet.  Still a lot to learn it seems.  But it 
sounds like I have a few options from some of these responses.

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