There's a good article on Ruby in the latest DDJ!

 
 
Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl / citicorp.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: junderdown [mailto:junderdown / msn.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 4:00 PM
> To: ruby-talk
> Cc: junderdown
> Subject: Ruby Based App Server
> 
> 
> I posted a similar question a few days ago, but didn't get 
> any responses, so I'll try again.
> 
> I'd like to know what the Ruby community thinks of app 
> servers, especially whether a Ruby based app server might be 
> a good idea?  Or perhaps someone is already working on this?
> 
> I've worked on web applications built on the J2EE platform as 
> well as web applications done in Perl and PHP.  Although I 
> think Ruby is a better choice in many respects than Perl and 
> PHP for web applications, it doesn't have the database 
> abstraction capabilities that you get with EJBs in a Java app 
> server.  Of course there are less heavy-duty ways to abstract 
> access to a database than creating an app server, but 
> providing a framework for component based database access 
> might be the killer app that would make Ruby the 
> language/platform of choice for web applications.
> 
> What does the Ruby community think?
>