Saturday, October 11, 2008

MerbCamp 2008

I am at MerbCamp - so far an enjoyable conference. Merb is a more modular and more efficient version of Rails. As you might expect, Merb does not yet have the easy 'out of the box' experience that Rails provides. That said, I will probably start to use Merb instead of Rails on some new projects because of performance (run time and much less memory required) reasons.

2 comments:

AnjanBacchuDev said...

hi mark,

will you be using C ruby or Jruby for running Merb ? If yes, will it still be as enticing ?

Thank you,

BR,
~A

Mark Watson, author and consultant said...

Hello Anjan,

That is a good question. So far I have only tried Merb using the Matz C-Ruby system, but I have at least loaded Merb's gems using jruby, but have not yet tried generating a project, and doing any development using jruby. I understand that Merb 1.0 RC1 is due to be released tomorrow. I am at version 0.9.9 right now.