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One approach would be to use Ruby on Rails which provides a very clean interface to doing AJAX-style operations without writing any javascript. If you don't want that I would advise you to handle the XMLHttpRequest yourself in javascript. I've tried ajaxac (php framework) and I didn't like it at all.

If you have any luck with getting Ruby on Rails to run on a linux machine let me know :D

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One approach would be to use Ruby on Rails which provides a very clean interface to doing AJAX-style operations without writing any javascript. If you don't want that I would advise you to handle the XMLHttpRequest yourself in javascript. I've tried ajaxac (php framework) and I didn't like it at all.

If you have any luck with getting Ruby on Rails to run on a linux machine let me know :D


What problem do you have with Rails? It's one of the easiest software to install. The only two pre-requisites are Ruby itself (version 1.8.2) and RubyGems. After that, it's just gem install -r rails and RubyGems will take care of the dependencies for you.

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One approach would be to use Ruby on Rails which provides a very clean interface to doing AJAX-style operations without writing any javascript. If you don't want that I would advise you to handle the XMLHttpRequest yourself in javascript. I've tried ajaxac (php framework) and I didn't like it at all.

If you have any luck with getting Ruby on Rails to run on a linux machine let me know :D


What problem do you have with Rails? It's one of the easiest software to install. The only two pre-requisites are Ruby itself (version 1.8.2) and RubyGems. After that, it's just gem install -r rails and RubyGems will take care of the dependencies for you.


I agree, Ruby and the Rails framework are outstanding. If anyone has done any extensive work with something like Php & Mojavi, or WACT or even .NET, you'll soon realize you've been living in the dark ages. I'm not sure, but Ruby & Rails sure looks like a Php killer to me. :-)

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for large production servers, performance can be an issue with ruby on rails.


Do you have experience running a large production server, and have you dealt with said performance issues?

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AJAX is a stupid buzzword. It's a technique that people have been using in one form or another for several years, before the term was coined.

Just like "Web Services", which lots of companies were already using before it was "invented".

I don't have anything against the technique, just the buzzword.

So far I've only used it (in production) for a very non-critical information-gathering function.

Mark

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