Ruby Before Rails


#1

As I, like many people, are coming to ruby in the rails era, I’m curious
about how Ruby Web Dev was done prior to rails. Any veterans want to
share their insights?


#2

On 5/18/06, Nathan P. Verni removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

As I, like many people, are coming to ruby in the rails era, I’m curious
about how Ruby Web Dev was done prior to rails. Any veterans want to share
their insights?

A variety of different ways. Often CGI (cgi.rb), but there are other
web frameworks that existed before Rails.

-austin


#3

On May 18, 2006, at 11:13 AM, Nathan P. Verni wrote:

As I, like many people, are coming to ruby in the rails era, I?m
curious about how Ruby Web Dev was done prior to rails. Any
veterans want to share their insights?

Probably much like:

perl + cgi
python + cgi
php + cgi
etc… :wink:


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#4

Nathan P. Verni wrote:

As I, like many people, are coming to ruby in the rails era,
I’m curious about how Ruby Web Dev was done prior to rails.
Any veterans want to share their insights?

http://cerise.rubyforge.org/

-Drew


#5

“Alder G.” removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

[1] should give some perspective. Something like Borges or Wee is

You might find this interesting

http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/

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#6

On 5/18/06, Robby R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

perl + cgi
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Actually, there were a lot of interesting ideas and implementations
(frameworks) floating around. In a sense, it’s natural that Rails
emerged from Ruby. Knowing the languages you mentioned, none of them
had the variety and audacity of the toys people played with on the
Ruby web arena even prior to Rails.

[1] should give some perspective. Something like Borges or Wee is
most definitely not likely to pop up in PHP, and afaik it doesn’t have
equivalents in Python or Perl (despite both having much more time and
larger communities).


-Alder

[1] http://raa.ruby-lang.org/search.rhtml?search=web+framework


#7

On 5/19/06, Surendra S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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Yup. So the languages where Seaside(-like) frameworks evolved are:

Smalltalk, Ruby and Lisp.

Kind of telling, don’t you think? :wink:


#8

“Alder G.” removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

On 5/19/06, Surendra S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

“Alder G.” removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

Yup. So the languages where Seaside(-like) frameworks evolved are:

Smalltalk, Ruby and Lisp.

Kind of telling, don’t you think? :wink:

LOL. There are more. There is one for Java as well:
http://cocoon.apache.org/

There might be few in Scheme, and Haskell as well. I don’t know if they
are
really Seaside-like but they all are based on the idea of
continuations(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuation).

Cheers.


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