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LABS
Standup – 03/17/2009

Help

Windows Service – A project was trying to make a daemon for windows using the Ruby Win32Utils. It didn’t work. The solution they came up with was to just run the thing they need in a command window and reboot the EC2 instance its on if it dies.
Some suggestions for how to run a real service should it prove necessary included:

Ajax chat feature – Implemented as a first pass with a polling system, does anyone know a better way?
Suggestions included:

  • Comet with Rack
  • Juggernaut

Interesting

Rails 2.3 is out! Excitement abounds!

Comments
  1. Luis Lavena says:

    You can get inspired by mongrel_service gem.

    I’ve built a framework in FreeBASIC called ServiceFB which daemon a console based application and properly send the interrupt commands to it.

    http://github.com/fauna/mongrel_service

    http://github.com/luislavena/servicefb

    Cheers.

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