Ruby in the enterprise... [properly formatted]

Mikael,

I do apologize for the formatting. I've spent literally hours trying to
find a place in Outlook where you can control the Wordwrap functionality. Of
course, it isn't there... So my only option is to do the word wrap for
myself and tell Outlook not to even try any more.

Anyways, I do appreciate your input. I'll do my best to not "annoy" any
more.

j.

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-----Original Message-----
From: mikael@igloo.phubuh.org [mailto:mikael@igloo.phubuh.org] On Behalf Of Mikael Brockman
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:45 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Ruby in the enterprise... [properly formatted]

"Wood, Jeff" <jeffwood@amazon.com> writes:

Hello all,

I'm looking for a couple of things... But I figured the wealth of
intelligence here could very easily help me figure them out.

#1 I am looking for a networking toolkit like Twisted (for Python)
for use with Ruby.

#2 Can anybody state any enterprise level applications that are
built in Ruby? I'm trying to convince others of the power and
usefulness that Ruby can/could have (for them, I already see/use
it), but since all they care about is "Yeah, well show me where
somebody is using it at enterprise-scale" ... So, I figured I'd ask.

Since I figure people will ask what I mean by "enterprise-scale"
... What I mean is distributed systems, message-queues, server
proxies based on a naming system, load balancing, automatic failover
... Those kinds of things. The things that are used @ enterprise
levels when trying to build systems that can scale to 10000 users
hitting multi-million row databases with complex queries... I'm
talking about building systems the size of google, or of eBay, or,
of amazon.

So, any information you can provide (links, names, etc.) that can
help me in my endeavors to prove that Ruby is enterprise ready,
is/would-be very much appreciated.

I've looked all over the internet, but haven't found anything useful
along these lines... This is the kind of information that is needed
when I as a programmer want to go to the management tree of any
company I work for and say "Hey, let's use Ruby" ... and I get the
questions...

Anyways, I believe I've made my point, so, any answers that can be
provided are definitely of value to me... Thank you one & all.

Next time, break your lines at about 70 columns, or no one will read
it. Yes, it really is that annoying. :slight_smile:

Wood, Jeff wrote:

Mikael,

I do apologize for the formatting. I've spent literally hours trying to
find a place in Outlook where you can control the Wordwrap functionality. Of
course, it isn't there...

Outlook 2000 offers this:

Go to Tools -> Options ->Mail Format tab
Click the "Settings ..." button
Set a value where it says "Automatically wrap at [ ] characters when sending."

Anyways, I do appreciate your input. I'll do my best to not "annoy" any
more.

Many mail readers will autowrap long lines of text, adjusting the flow as the window is resized, something I tend to prefer. So not everyone was annoyed, or even realized there was no embedded line formatting.

James