New transactional enterprise e-commerce web site

We are close to releasing a high-volume, multi-lingual, e-commerce
site in Ruby on Rails that has previously been written in an
alternative Java framework (e.g. servlets and JSP).

This is a real-time 24/7 betting and gaming web site based out of
Gibraltar in Europe.

When we embarked on this project, we really wanted to find examples of
other high-volume web sites that had adopted RoR. We did not find any
that helped us argue our “cause”. Having said that, the “Rails way”
armed us with a lot of ammunition to persuade our client to let us
give RoR a go.

Perhaps I am wrong, but I am wondering if the work we have done may
help others in the community when it comes to new projects. We have
been a Java house for nearly a decade and we have now adopted RoR for
our web-based projects. Is anyone interested in following how we do,
what issues we hit etc etc?

Is there an appropriate forum where we can post ideas, comments,
issues?

Many thanks

Simon

On 16 Jul 2008, at 23:49, Swordfish wrote:

Perhaps I am wrong, but I am wondering if the work we have done may
help others in the community when it comes to new projects. We have
been a Java house for nearly a decade and we have now adopted RoR for
our web-based projects. Is anyone interested in following how we do,
what issues we hit etc etc?

I am. I have been involved in developing not just sites, but also the
transactional engines and back-end systems for gambling companies
primarily in Malta, save for William Hill and Casino.net in the UK,
for almost a decade

I don’t know of anybody who has done it in RoR (yet). Those kinds of
systems are generally made in C++, Java or a combination of the two.
However I don’t see any reason why the front-ends can’t be made in RoR.

Robert

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Swordfish [email protected]
wrote:

Is anyone interested in following how we do,
what issues we hit etc etc?

I’d imagine lots of people are, though I speak only for myself :slight_smile:

Is there an appropriate forum where we can post ideas, comments,
issues?

Why not start a blog and post the URL here?

FWIW,

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]

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