Friday, May 23, 2008

InfoQ Article

Check out the InfoQ article: Real world JRuby on Rails: Infectious disease reporting and management

Here is the intro:

JRuby and JRuby on Rails continue to being adopted by many projects. After Mingle, Oracle Mix or Sun's rewrite of mediacast.sun.com, a new project using JRuby on Rails has surfaced.

From the press release Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI), the company that brings like-minded organizations together to work on collaborative software at a fraction of the cost, today announced the release of the first open source, web-based infectious disease reporting and management system.

The disease reporting and management system, which is being piloted in Utah, will be adaptable in all 50 states and available under an open source license later this year. It is designed to support local health departments in the early detection and investigation of individual cases and local clusters of communicable diseases, while simultaneously meeting the state and federal needs of outbreak control, disease surveillance and epidemiologic research.

One thing to note further down in the press release: the project uses JRuby. We talked to Mike Herrick, Program Manager at the Collaborative Software Initiative, to talk about the experience of using JRuby for the project.

2 comments:

Sarge said...

Mad props, G. Nobody's ever interviewed me. Well, at least for a web page that'll get past the filters at work. Anyhoo, it's good to see you getting the recognition you deserve.

mike said...

thanks Sarge.

I did the interview, but as you can imagine the rest of our team is doing the majority of the work :)

I'm mostly just maintain the build. ;)