So I’m working on a fairly simple http service that basically provides a
different api and intelligent routing front end to backend solr
instances. Jruby seems ideal as I can take advantage of java threads.
can’t decide what framework to use. Rails is just unnecessarily heavy.
played around with merb last night but it kind of scares me as I
got things to break, and I have no idea if anyone is using jruby + merb
production. I don’t want to be the only one. Writing my own request
handlers based on jruby-rack looks like one alternative, although merb
probably be a better middle ground if I could just get a warm fuzzy
about using it.