Making the move...

Chipp Walters chipp at
Wed Mar 15 17:22:34 EST 2006

Richard Gaskin wrote:

> All that said, there are two benefits to Ruby:  most of the code you'd 
> need is already written, and as open source it's all freely available.
> But while Ruby may have some advantages, that doesn't make using other 
> languages to generate DHTML interfaces impossible.
> Taking this a step further, I'll close with an exercise for the reader:
> 1. Make a web app development tool in Rev for laying out and generating 
> DHTML controls for web pages.
> 2. Now make the same tool in Ruby.

An interesting side note to all of this is that RonR really doesn't do 
much with DHTML and javascript...they leave that up to the AJAX 
developers. RonR is primarly server oriented, and only provides basic 
html scaffolding as UI. There are a few groups trying to paste AJAX on 
top of Ruby, but it's not that easy (yet).

Dan has first hand info on how easy/hard it is to deploy apps in RonR. 
I'm pretty sure one could right a framework similar to RonR in Rev using 
Rev CGI's but there's always the cgi performace issue. I think Pierre 
Sahores has figured out a way to use a single instance of RevCGI and the 
multiple port capabilites of PHP, though I don't remember the details.


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