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  • Amazing Charts In Rails

    A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Rails for .NET Developers

    Ruby on Rails has seen spectacular growth over the recent years with many PHP and Java programmers learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails to help create faster solutions to business problems. This leaves out group of developers discovering Rails, ASP.NET developers. These are the developers writing C# and VB.NET ASP.NET applications for all those Microsoft shops around the world.

  • Discover RailsKits and Stop Writing Redundant Code

    Ruby on Rails has become a popular Ruby framework for creating web applications in recent years. An aspect of creating a web application is needing to create the same base functionality which developers need to complete before moving to the heart of the application. Applications using Rails implement authentication, automated billing and other aspects of business application development.

  • Using Ruby Fibers for Async I/O: NeverBlock and Revactor

    Rails 2.2 is schedule to be thread safe - but will blocking I/O libraries make it necessary to run multiple Ruby instances? We take a look at how non-blocking I/O and Ruby 1.9's Fibers help solve the problem. We talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project.

  • Interview and Book Excerpt: Ola Bini, "Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects"

    JRuby core developer Ola Bini sat down to talk with InfoQ about Ruby and how he came to be involved with JRuby. In the interview Bini talks about the challenges of developing JRuby and where it is headed in the future. In addition to the interview, InfoQ is also proud to present an excerpt from Bini's book Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects.

  • Talking Rails 2.0 with David Heinemeier Hansson

    Ruby on Rails 2.0 is the next version of the premier web application framework for the Ruby language, after almost a full year in development. Rails 2.0 is full of great new features, bug fixes and lots of the polish expected from the team. InfoQ had the opportunity to talk with the creator of Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, to learn what it's like to get this release out the door.

  • The MOle Plugin

    The MOle, so named because it acts as the investigators agent, is a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. The author describes how the plugin came about and gives InfoQ readers a detailed introduction to his innovative plugin.

  • Interview: Jérome Louvel about Restlet

    In this exclusive InfoQ interview, Jérome Louvel talks about Restlet, a Java framework for building Web applications following the REST architectural style. Topics covered include the reason for Restlet's existence, REST support in Web services frameworks and in Ruby on Rails, expectations for JSR 311 and Restlet's roadmap.

  • Ruby on Rails case study:

    Bruce Tate, author and CTO of gives a glimpse inside the day to day operations of with a broad overview of how his team works, the technology trusted for production environments, tools, and most important Rails frameworks.

  • Versatile RESTful APIs Beyond XML

    The world of RESTful resources that Rails firmly entered with version 1.2 naturally uses XML as its lingua franca. But there's no reason that it can't be multi-lingual, and thanks to the versatility of rails it's easy to support other standards alongside XML in our RESTful applications, potentially opening them up to a wider audience and/or reducing their bandwidth requirements.

  • Introduction to ActiveMessaging for Rails

    The maintainer of ActiveMessaging for Ruby on Rails gives a comprehensive and informative introduction to his open-source framework, which enables enterprise messaging technologies to be easily integrated with Ruby on Rails applications, and is getting support from noted industry leaders such as James Strachan and Jon Tirsen.

  • InfoQ Book Excerpt: Rails for Java Developers

    Rails for Java Programmers, by Stuart Halloway and Justin Gehtland, teaches the Rails framework to Java developers. It provides an overview of Ruby, comparing and contrasting with Java and then gives a detailed look at the Ruby on Rails framework and compares each piece against the best known Java equivalent. This InfoQ excerpt includes sections on controllers, core classes, and unit testing.


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