Issue No. 05 - September/October (2006 vol. 10)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2006.109
Steve Vinoski , IONA Technologies
Using languages such as Ruby for middleware integration projects is straightforward when developers can create pure dynamic language applications that access preexisting services, even though such services (often considered "legacy") are typically implemented in "traditional" middleware languages such as Java, C++, or C. Are dynamic languages like Ruby still useful in situations that require directly coupling the dynamic code to the legacy code? Here, Vinoski explores what it takes to cleanly integrate Ruby into an existing C++ middleware system.
middleware, integration, Ruby, dynamic programming languages
S. Vinoski, "Ruby Extensions," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. , pp. 85-87, 2006.