Grails to Ruby on Rails

I’m considering swapping out Grails for Ruby on Rails as the front-end
for my application, which is currently comprised of a Grails front-end
and a couple of RESTful “backend” Java Web Services. The various
components are tied together using CAS. Before going ahead with the swap
I’d appreciate insight on the following:

  1. How can I “map” the table structure created by the
    Java Web Services using ActiveRecord or DataMapper? There will be times
    I’ll need to pull data directly from the database rather than go through
    one of the services.

  2. In Grails, I have access to SpringSecurityService which gives me
    access to user information – i.e. id, name, etc. – as well as CAS
    information. How can I achieve this in Rails?

Thanks.

-Dan

On 5 December 2011 23:49, Dan K. [email protected] wrote:

I’m considering swapping out Grails for Ruby on Rails as the front-end
for my application, which is currently comprised of a Grails front-end
and a couple of RESTful “backend” Java Web Services.

Can I ask why you want to switch from grails to rails?
I use grails and rails for my applications, I love both, and I think
that grails is as good as rails.

Msan M. wrote in post #1035431:

Can I ask why you want to switch from grails to rails?
I use grails and rails for my applications, I love both, and I think
that grails is as good as rails.

Recently, most of my work has been Grails based. However, I do have
experience with both Grails and Rails and I find them both to be great
framework, with their own respective strengths and weaknesses.

With that said, I’m re-implementing the front-end of my application
using a JavaScript framework. This particular framework fits very well
with Rails and as a result supporting the JS framework with Rails is
easier. I can and currently am using Grails to support the JS framework,
but it requires a bit more work. As the application progresses the
additional work will add up and so I’m considering moving to Rails. The
determining factor is how well I can get Rails to work with JaSig CAS.

-Dan

On 7 December 2011 18:54, Dan K. [email protected] wrote:

using a JavaScript framework. This particular framework fits very well
with Rails and as a result supporting the JS framework with Rails is
easier. I can and currently am using Grails to support the JS framework,
but it requires a bit more work. As the application progresses the
additional work will add up and so I’m considering moving to Rails. The
determining factor is how well I can get Rails to work with JaSig CAS.

What is the js framework you are using?
I read something about sproutcore, do you know?

Msan M. wrote in post #1035622:

What is the js framework you are using?

Backbone.js (see http://documentcloud.github.com/backbone/)

I read something about sproutcore, do you know?

I’ve tried sproutcore and while it’s nice, I prefer Backbone and
Knockout.

On 8 December 2011 17:39, Dan K. [email protected] wrote:

Msan M. wrote in post #1035622:

What is the js framework you are using?

Backbone.js (see http://documentcloud.github.com/backbone/)

Good, thank you, now I try to use it.

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