The blog of Rahoul Baruah from 3hv Ltd

What's going on?

My name is Rahoul Baruah (aka Baz) and I'm a software developer in Leeds (England).

This is a log of things I've discovered while writing software in Ruby on Rails. In other words, geek stuff.

However, I've decided to put this blog on ice - I would ask you to check out my business blog here (or subscribe here).

22 May, 2006

RForward 0.1 (alpha)

It's a bit crappy and I didn't really want to release it in this state, but I'm getting snowed under so I might as well let people take a look.

As you can read from the description, there's a whole load of things that it does not do yet. I will be working on it soon enough, but I doubt I will get time before June. First on my list is to pass through the headers and the authentication - hopefully this week but I'm not really in a position to make any promises.

So, download and have a play. You'll find that it probably falls short of your needs - but let me know where it needs updating (or if you have Delphi 7 update it yourself).

Enjoy and good luck!



Anonymous said...

Would work at all?

Baz said...

Cheers Anon.

I was always going to rewrite in C# once I had something working as Delphi is on its way out - however I know Delphi better so I was wanted to make sure I understood what was going on first.

However, that looks like a useful basis for progress - I will contact the author about it (MIT licence means I can change what I want, no?).

It does not do one vital thing, from reading the blurb. WEBrick/Mongrel can only handle a single request at a time (Rails' ActionPack includes a mutext on entry) - so my proxy psuedo-load balances across multiple servers. But if the grunt work has been done for me it ought to be relatively simple to add that in.

Thanks again.

I will keep you all informed.

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