[Mongrel] mongrel & apache on Win32
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Sun Nov 26 12:29:09 EST 2006
Thanks a lot for your feedback!
> Just out of curiosity, is your Java web app broken? The Rubyists might
> string me up for this, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Especially
> if it is mission critical (i.e. the unavailability of your web app for
> more than a minute or two will cost you pain, suffering, or your job).
> That said, at my former employer, I converted a (simple) Java web app
> running on Windows to a Rails app on Linux, but I also had a week with
> utterly nothing else to do, a clueless manager who didn't know a thing
> about managing a programmer (much less managing a person), a supervisor
> who encouraged me to learn new things, and no one screaming bloody
> murder if the app was down for a while.
Regarding Java / Rails etc:
It is a Web-Frontend for a self owned product. I like to extend the
application and I have the impression, that development with ruby and
the rails framework is a lot faster then with Java.
Java is a good technology and it offers a lot of OpenSource support
(Apache group) and it is bullet proof in production. Java has many
different OpenSource MVC frameworks. Struts is probably the most known
because it was one of the first on the market. What I consider a problem
is that every Java Web App ends up in writing endless XML configuration
files that you cannot debug. Basically you can spend hours and days to
find a bug in your application which finally turns out to be a
misconfigured XML file! I really hate that meanwile!!!
So basically I am looking for an environment that speeds up development
time and thats currently the only reason, why I am looking at Ruby on
Rails. On the Java side there are also newer frameworks such as
JavaServer Faces. Groovy is a scripting language that borrowed a lot
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