About the Talk
February 21, 2009 6:00 AM
Rails may be the framework that turned many of us on to Ruby, but if you are using it for all of your server-related Ruby projects, you probably have a hammer and are seeing every problem as a nail. There are a number of smaller, tighter solutions to problem in this space, including GServer (built into the Ruby libraries), StaticMatic and Webby (tools for generating a static site, but with all the templating goodness), Sinatra, a small server with an awesome DSL for restful web services, and Rack, an easy way to get content published as a web service.
We will spend a little bit of time of each of these, seeing how you can use each for a project where you might have previously considered Rails.