Originally posted by John Todd:
So, what makes Rails so attractive for Java guys ?
I'm looking forward to the day very soon where there are lots of Rails applications running on the JVM via JRuby (and on the CLR via RubyCLR).
1. When do you think that will be possible?
2. Will the apps run pretty much unchanged?
3. Why would you want to do that? a) Speed, b) integration with Java Libraries?
4, 5, 6 ... Any other benefits?
what is it in your opinion that differentiates your book from the rest?
Also, I have questions around Security in Ruby. When will there be support for PKI, WS-Security etc? What is the RoR community position on that? What is your opinion? [/QUOTE]
You can already take advantage of many pieces of PKI infrastructure through Ruby's excellent OpenSSL libraries, which gives you certificates, keystores, CA authorities, etc. With great integration to the CAS project through RubyCas you get Single Sign On, and the SOAP4R project is working toward WS-Security.
Can someone experienced in J2EE and Web frameworks like Struts leverage his/her knowledge to fast track learning Ruby on Rails? Does your book help on that front? If yes, then please elaborate.
Yes, and yes. We try to go through the core concepts of a Struts application and highlight what the equivalent ideas are in Rails.
You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad:
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