exchanging data between two rails apps

I have a rails application on a remote server and a different rails application on a local server. I need to exchange some data between them. I have full control of both ends.

The Web Services chapter of AWDR begin with "This chapter is mildly controversial...For new applications where you aren’t constrained by external interfaces, you might want to consider using a lighter-weight REST approach."

Googling turns up a bunch of articles, but they tend to be older, and I'm concerned that I wouldn't be following the latest thinking. Any pointers?

Thanks,
-George

George,

  > I have a rails application on a remote server and a different rails
  > application on a local server. I need to exchange some data between
  > them. I have full control of both ends.

  > The Web Services chapter of AWDR begin with ..

WebServices are so 2006. ActiveResources is the way to go now.

Next to what you'll find on the web, give a look at this page about
"internal mashups".
   http://blog.nicksieger.com/articles/2007/10/06/railsconf-europe-hydra

The idea is to split one big monolithic app into many parts, running
on one or many servers.

Alain Ravet

Thanks Alain. Some interesting stuff there.