At the Forge - Phusion Passenger

Run your Rails applications under Apache, using Phusion Passenger.

The beauty of Apache is its flexibility, and Passenger makes it possible for us to incorporate that flexibility into our Rails applications, using the same server software that we've used for years.

Phusion Passenger has made it easier to deploy Rails applications, which is a good thing for Rails developers everywhere. It not only allows you to use your existing knowledge of the Apache server, but also means you can incorporate some of the many modules that have been developed for Apache over the years.

Reuven M. Lerner, a longtime Web/database developer and consultant, is a PhD candidate in learning sciences at Northwestern University, studying on-line learning communities. He recently returned (with his wife and three children) to their home in Modi'in, Israel, after four years in the Chicago area.