Share

From this page you can share Ruby on Rails 2.2 to be Thread Safe to a social bookmarking site or email a link to the page.
Social WebE-mail
Enter multiple addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas.
Ruby on Rails 2.2 to be Thread Safe
(Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from Ajaxonomy
(Your Name) thought you would like to see this page from the Ajaxonomy web site.

Ruby on Rails 2.2 to be Thread Safe

Tagged:  

Tucked inside the somewhat innocuous announcement that a new committer has joined the Rails core team (Josh Peek, who had worked on Rails via the Google Summer of Code) was the surprising revelation that Ruby on Rails 2.2 will be thread safe. Even more surprising was the statement:

The actual thread safety won’t really matter much to most people, but it’ll surely look nice on your enterprisey check list of Features Your Framework Must Have To Get Play Around Here.

Huh? Thread safety not important? As much as I sometimes feel nostalgic about 1990's CGI programming (ah, signing bonuses...*sniff*), statements like that are just plain embarassing, and don't do much to promote Ruby or Ruby on Rails. And before anyone counters that stable versions of Ruby still don't use native (kernel) threads, think again: JRuby does. It may well turn out that JRuby + RoR 2.2 will be the the power combo for Ruby developers in 2008 and beyond...those that are serious about concurrency, at least.