Oh Nice, Mongrel Gets Real Money
You guys say you love Ruby, but are you really giving Ruby the elaborate gifts of cash it longs for? From zedas’ pre-release announcement for Mongrel 0.3.12:
Mongrel now has sponsorship from Eastmedia in partnership with Verisign to make Mongrel fast and stable enough for enterprise class loads (meaning “gigantic”, not “Java style”). Their sponsorship has made it possible to get large pools of test servers, payment to work on Mongrel, and a real application to use Mongrel on.
Mongrel is the hot news for Rubyists this year. A blazing little web server which finally adds some sense to Ruby on the web. Skeptical? I’d say you take a look at Zed’s Lighttpd + Mongrel tutorial and just mull it over. Think: eliminate FastCGI in favor of a proxy. You already run FastCGI as a separate process. Why not a little web server that you can fiddle with on its own?