There is a lot happening in the
communities related to Ruby and Rails.
Several of the developments have been presented at JavaPolis,
read about it from
and here is my recap and overview:
On the NetBeans side,
Tor et al have been making very good progress on adding Ruby support to NB 6.0
The editing part uses jRuby underneath (that's should just be an internal dependency)
but I need to find out more about
what type of debugging is available under what conditions.
Finally, Ashish has a good series of blogs covering several of the ways
to run a Rails app depending
on how you package it, who handles the HTTP requests, and what runtime is used.
First two blogs on how to use jRuby as the runtime inside
deploying a WAR
and then how to
Use Derby as the database.
Then he shows how to use the GlassFish's CGI support and Ruby native
one Rails App and then
All this is pretty bleeding edge, but stay tuned.
This is obviously an area of keen interest and usefulness, so expect
continuous improvements over the next year.