Well, it's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon.
But it's probably been one of the loudest weeks in the history of TorqueBox Land, mostly due to Ben publishing his first round of benchmarking results. Geeks sure do love to hate on benchmarks!
What have you done with Bob?
You may have noticed by now, alert readers, that Bob, normally responsible for these weekly updates, isn't writing this one. He spent most of last week prepping for a presentation at Amentra, Red Hat's professional services group in D.C., upon whom he slathered much TorqueBox and Ruby love.
So I volunteered to pay attention!
Congratulations to two of our TorqueBox regulars, Chris Schneider and Adam Warski, for being nominated for JBoss Community Recognition Awards! In return for all the love and emotional support they smother us with, we're trying to score them some er… um…
… t-shirts. Yay, t-shirts!
We'll send them some stickers, too! Heck, we'll send anyone some stickers! Just send Toby an SASE!
As I mentioned, Ben's report of his first round of BENchmarks dominated the scene last week. We were quite happy with the results and the feedback, as TorqueBox compared favorably with the other popular Ruby deployment platforms. We caught a little heat for our admittedly-contrived sample apps, though, so Ben's already working on a second round of tests that will feature Redmine. You can follow all his work on github, of course.
Toby had one of his normally prolific weeks, putting the finishing touches on his awesome Backgroundable stuff, adding some docs and finally squashing one of our most annoying bugs. He also started work on one of our most requested features, a queue browser he's calling Backstage.
Lance continued his fine work on our PicketBox integration, getting intimately familiar with the JBoss MicroContainer internals in order to get file-based JAAS security working. He also posted a great article on using RVM with TorqueBox, since apparently some of y'all do!
Me, I finally took my first whack at an Infinispan implementation of an ActiveSupport::Cache::Store. And it mostly seems to work!
One other cool thing Bob did last week: although we've had a PDF version of the bleeding edge TorqueBox documentation (matching our CI dev builds) for a while, he's now added a more convenient HTML version, a link to which can be found in the top right corner of the torquebox.org pages.
I think that pretty much covers it!