Friday, November 23, 2007

JRuby (and ActiveHibernate) at JavaPolis

It's nice to see that JRuby is getting the attention it deserves at JavaPolis:

And, while on the topic of ActiveHibernate, I have added support for lazy loading of entities and support for Hibernate components (aka aggregation in Rails):

class Address
attr_accessor :street
attr_accessor :city

class Person
include Hibernate
primary_key_accessor :id, :long
h_component :address,[[:street,:string],[:city,:string]]

I'll use the time that's left before JavaPolis to polish (i.e., clean up and extend the tests) the functionality that is in there today.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting the JRuby team in Antwerp.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

.NET Web development without ASP.NET

A couple of weeks ago, Scott Guthrie and Scott Hanselman showed the first bits of Microsoft's upcoming MVC framework for web development at the ALT.NET conference. It is amazing to see how much of ASP.NET they actually ditched to come up with a real MVC framework. Their work seems very nice (fully plugable, dependency injection, ...), and it actually looks remarkably well like MonoRail or ProMesh.NET.

My current project switched from ASP.NET to ProMesh some time ago (which was not an easy decision given ASP.NET's omnipresence), but this evolution proves it was the right thing to do.