Ruby on Rails + DB2

Received this link from a regular email blast, it may interest some of
you. I guess RoR is starting to gain more traction :slight_smile:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0606dumbill/?ca=dnw-723

Cheers
Mohit.

On Jul 02, 2006, at 10:01 am, Mohit S. wrote:

Received this link from a regular email blast, it may interest some
of you. I guess RoR is starting to gain more traction :slight_smile:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/
dm-0606dumbill/?ca=dnw-723

Cheers
Mohit.

Wow! I’m surprised to see something by IBM, I was under the
impression they are all java-obsessed there. Apple has a tutorial up
too, which surprised me as Rails is an apparent competitor for
WebObjects (on further thought, they probably appeal to very
different developers). I’m still waiting for a Rails tutorial by
Microsoft or Sun though :slight_smile:

Ashley

On 7/2/06, Ashley M. [email protected] wrote:

Wow! I’m surprised to see something by IBM, I was under the
impression they are all java-obsessed there. Apple has a tutorial up
too, which surprised me as Rails is an apparent competitor for
WebObjects (on further thought, they probably appeal to very
different developers). I’m still waiting for a Rails tutorial by
Microsoft or Sun though :slight_smile:

You just might see Sun talk about Rails more as we get closer to full
support on JRuby. The upcoming 0.9.0 release can already run simple
apps.

On Jul 02, 2006, at 10:05 pm, Charles O Nutter wrote:

You just might see Sun talk about Rails more as we get closer to
full support on JRuby. The upcoming 0.9.0 release can already run
simple apps.

Good point. Where do you think this will take Ruby and the JVM? I
can see Bruce Tate’s (heavily paraphrased) argument that the JVM will
be more relevant in the long run than the Java language. Do you
think Sun will like/benefit from other languages extending the
usefulness of the JVM, or will it be seen as a hijack to undermine Java?

The main advantage I see of JRuby is the integration with legacy
code. I’d LOVE to use a business rule engine, amd given the absence
of a Ruby implementation, access to JBoss Rules would be fantastic.

Ashley

On 7/2/06, Ashley M. [email protected] wrote:

There are currently two camps within Sun: those who believe Java is the
indivisible trinity of language, libraries, and vm; and those who
believe
the language part of that equation is irrelevant to the other two. Tim
Bray,
co-author of the XML specification, is the Director of Web Technologies
at
Sun, a big Rails fan, and a good friend to the JRuby project. He also
happens to be a driving force behind the latter camp, which seems to be
winning the tug-of-war. Java 6 will have built-in support for
integrating
scripting languages into the platform. Graham Hamilton, Sun VP and
Fellow in
the Java Platform team and lead architect of versions 1.3, 1.4, and 5,
stated at JavaOne that Sun is committed to making the Java platform
“multilingual”. And a large number of Java 7 features have been proposed
that make alternative languages and easier to implement and
integrate…especially dyntyped languages like Ruby. Sun finally “gets
it”
about alternative languages on the JVM.

Integration with legacy code is a huge selling point for JRuby and JRuby
on
Rails, but there’s also the potential that JRuby could become a serious
enterprise-class (don’t flame, it’s a good word in context) deployment
platform for Rails and other Ruby apps. Already people are using it with
JBoss Rules, Spring, Hibernate, and the other flavors-of-the day. We
have a
working ActiveRecord-JDBC connector that could lead to complete database
independence for Rails apps very soon. There’s a ton of momentum behind
JRuby, and Rails will be able to ride on that progress.

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