OK, I'm a very slow starter... Perhaps it's caution? I'm slowing bringing myself up to using Ruby on Rails and have been working around some of the edges before I jump right into the middle. I'm working on Ruby as a language, Security ($SAFE), and now starting to play with concepts of how to get Rails/Ruby working on my webserver. I find a lot of people are pro-fcgid or FastCGI for implimenting this. This is great because I don't really want to run a server with both mod_perl and mod_ruby. I have projects in both and it makes a lot of sense to go the FastCGI route. But I'm surprised at how little documentation there is on the basics of FastCGI. How to configure it for static, dynamic, external implimenations? What are they doing that's different from each other? I am also surprised at how much sense FastCGI makes from an architectural point of view and yet almost no one has been using it, or keeping it a secret. I would like to know more about it than the simplistic: "do this and this and this and sha-zamm!!! you have Rails!!!". That's cool, but I fully expect to break it at least once before dinner and I can either fix it here or start sending hundreds of these pathetic sounding emails of "help me help me, I've fallen and I can't get up." I guess specifically, I'm trying to find out more on the configuration options and examples of how they are implimentated, why, and what to look for. Thanks to all.
on 2006-06-05 15:23