Ebb aims to be a small and fast web server specifically for hosting
web frameworks like Rails, Merb, and in the future Django.
The design is similar to the Evented Mongrel web server; except
using EventMachine (a ruby binding to libevent), the Ebb web server
written in C and uses the libev event loop library.
Because Ebb is written mostly in C, other language bindings can be
make it useful to Non-Ruby frameworks. For example, a Python WSGI
The Ruby binding is available as a Ruby Gem. It can be install by
gem install ebb
Ebb depends on having glib2 headers and libraries installed. (Easily
on any UNIX system.) The source code can be retrieved by executing
git clone http://repo.or.cz/r/ebb.git
I release Ebb under the MIT license.
More information and some preliminary benchmarks are up at