"The Ruby language's conciseness makes it great for
development--fewer lines of code means reduced development time and
maintenance costs. Rails, the Ruby-based web application framework,
can be equally developer-friendly, but some developers have
encountered scaling limitations when deploying large-scale Rails
web applications. While scaling Rails applications over many
servers to handle many thousands of concurrent users can indeed
lead to problems, with the proper tools and techniques developers
can deploy small- and medium-scale Rails applications
"In this article, I explain how to do just that using my
preferred Ruby and Rails development IDE NetBeans 6.0, some open
source server and caching systems, and the typical Rails
application I work with: running on a single server and needing to
support only 100 or so concurrent users..."
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