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Adrian Akison wrote:
The big question is around how the Ruby community is going to respond to security issues?


I thought you weren't looking to re-hash the issue. Wink | ;)

First off, the Rails community responded very quickly, and there was a new Rails gem was released that fixed the issue in short order.

Adrian Akison wrote:
Will the platform stabilize and be useful for enterprise web applications for the next 10 years?


"Will..." implies that it is not currently stable, and I think it is. As others have posted, questions about enterprise web applications using Rails probably ought best be addressed on one of their forums.

Lastly, and this is an interesting point, the source for Rails is public. That means that a hacker doesn't have to try to guess, poke and prod at a black box as with possibly "other" (*cough*) systems but can look at the code to figure out security holes. In my opinion, this makes the whole system less vulnerable. Looking at the code, one should be able to discern very quickly whether there are security holes and how to test for them.

As for performance in general, if you're doing any massive server-side computations, it's probably better to relegate those to the database engine (if possible). I've blogged about Ruby performance, and obviously, being interpreted rather than compiled, it's not great, but in my opinion it's totally adequate for lightweight lifting such as page rendering and interacting with a database. The more interesting question is, what's the performance of the actual server software running the Rails app. Even a Rails app rendering a simple "Hello World" page can be brought to its knees if the server executing the code can't handle hundreds, thousands, whatever, of near simultaneous connections.

That my 2c.

Marc

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