Sharron Hoffman at  iSeries Network introduced Ruby on Rails to the iSeries 
community a number of  months ago in the magazine's Industry Observer column, 
which was questioning the  future of Java.
 A number of things  seem to be driving the growing popularity and success of 
Rails.  One is a   philosophical perspective.  There's the slogan "Convention 
over Configuration",  which refers to the idea that using simple naming 
conventions can reduce or  eliminate numerous XML configuration files 
associated with J2EE,  .Net, and related database frameworks.  The idea could 
also be extended to  prefer conventional in-line code over architectures that 
rely heavily on  configuration files which must be defined and included in 
application  distributions.
 The heart of  Rails seems to be it's high level interfaces for quickly 
developing, testing,  and deploying simple CRUD applications.   David  
Heinemeier Hansson, the author of Rails  and a partner at 37signals, also wrote 
several  applications using the framework which have received a number of 
outstanding  accolades from end users and reviewing publications.
 While I personally  have a preference for ILE based languages and frameworks, 
the philosophy and  architecture of Rails are interesting to me.
 David Heinemeier  Hansson explained a few philosophical perspectives behind 
the applications at  37signals, which deal with project organization, 
collaboration, communication,  and teamwork.  While traditional project 
management applications focus on  allocating, scheduling, and controlling 
project resources (people, normally),  the applications at 37signals focus on 
organization and collaboration.  Controls  in traditional project management 
applications may have an enforcement and punitive bent, but  37signals 
applications focus simply on communication and collaboration, which is  
 Nathan M.  Andelin

----- Original Message ----
From: Niels Liisberg <n.liisberg@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 7:37:05 PM
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Ruby On Rails on the iSeries

Hi A.J. - Gents

I have never played with the RoR - started to see the 15 min. introduction
video but the guy lost me..

Can you please fill in the blanks for me - and what is the framework
components ( I see som AJAX stuff but ...)

Can we move RoR to the system I using IceBreak ?

Also pros/cons please.


Niels Liisberg

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