Web framework for embedded appliance?


#1

Sorry for the off-topic post, but I figured someone here might know:
I’m looking for a Ruby web framework that is suitable for developing a
web service on an embedded network appliance. RAM is an issue, but
probably not as much as hard drive space. Too many requirements likely
make Rails a less than ideal candidate for this. If anyone has ideas
for what would work, any input is appreciated.

Thanks,

Florian


#2

On Jan 6, 2009, at 8:11 PM, Florian Dejako wrote:

Sorry for the off-topic post, but I figured someone here might know:
I’m looking for a Ruby web framework that is suitable for developing a
web service on an embedded network appliance. RAM is an issue, but
probably not as much as hard drive space. Too many requirements likely
make Rails a less than ideal candidate for this. If anyone has ideas
for what would work, any input is appreciated.

Take a look at Lua:

http://www.lua.org/about.html

Runs on pretty much everything. And fast:

http://lua-users.org/lists/lua-l/2007-11/msg00248.html

As far as “web framework” goes, take a look at Nanoki, which provides
a set of HTTP libraries implemented in pure Lua:

http://alt.textdrive.com/nanoki/

Here is an online demo of a wiki implemented in pure Lua:

http://svr225.stepx.com:3388/search?q=ruby

Or at Kepler:

http://www.keplerproject.org/

You might find other Lua libraries at LuaForge:

http://luaforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=92

The Lua user wiki maintain a list of libraries as well:

http://lua-users.org/wiki/LibrariesAndBindings

HTH.

Cheers,


PA.
http://alt.textdrive.com/nanoki/