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Involver.com - JRuby-on-Rails and GlassFish powering an online video marketing platform

Posted by arungupta on March 10, 2009 at 11:45 AM PDT


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Involver.com
is an online video marketing platform that allows brands to
build, promote, manage, and track video campaigns on social networks
for targeted audiences. The platform is powered by Ruby-on-Rails, JRuby
1.1.6, and GlassFish v2 UR2.



Why not "pack of
mongrels" ?




this deployment strategy
wasn't an efficient use of resources, both human and machine. So we
started to look at alternative solutions.




JRuby was chosen because



impressive strides the
JRuby team was making with Rails compatibility




and



possibilities of
integrating with Java
.



and



the runtime pooling
feature of JRuby would enable an elastic cluster of Rails environments,
which meant we would only have the overhead of a full cluster during
periods of high traffic




GlassFish was chosen over
Tomcat and JBoss because




project was sponsored
commercially by Sun & that the core team had a well-defined
public roadmap and release cycle




and



high degree of community
overlap between the JRuby & GlassFish projects




and



there were experts at
the intersections of these tools




and



GlassFish Admin console
played a large role as it shielded us from managing verbose XML
configuration files




Read the detailed href="http://blogs.sun.com/stories/resource/involver/Involver.com-GlassFish-Questionnaire.html">questionnaire
here.



Learn more about Involver in this 4-part href="http://twitter.com/scobleizer">@scobleizer
interview session:



Part 1:





Part 2:





Part 3:





Part 4:







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