At the Forge - 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.
You can learn more about Ruby on Rails at www.rubyonrails.com. Information about Phusion Passenger is at www.modrails.com. The site contains a great deal of documentation, including a full list of configuration directives that allows you to customize fully the way that Passenger is deployed for your site.
The book Deploying Rails Applications, published by the Pragmatic Programmers and written by several well-known Rails developers, doesn't include a description of Passenger. But, it does have a large number of other, good suggestions for rolling out Rails applications, and all Rails developers would do well to look at this book, including the many useful hints that it offers.
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.
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