Hulu.com on Rails

Just an FYI since i know this list likes knowing about some higher volume websites running Rails. Looks like the new video initiative with NBC/FOX called Hulu (www.hulu.com) is running on rails with nginx.

Cheers

Adam

Trivia fact: It's using Merb on the backend. :slight_smile:

--Jeremy

interesting, what is MERB ?

Another Ruby based framework written by Ezra Zygmuntowicz (from EngineYard and a number of other Ruby projects) and a team of developers.

Find out a little more here: http://www.merbivore.com/

--Jeremy

So, nginx <--> rails <--> merb, or no rails at all? I ask, because at work we were planning on maybe doing the former, to use merb to offload long running tasks onto a ticket-based resource.

I'm not entirely sure; you could ask Ezra in the Merb IRC channel (#merb). He was involved getting it setup I think.

--Jeremy

interesting so its a slim-down rails like framework that only uses the components you need instead of embedding them in the actual framework…

Yup, basically. There's a Merb IRC channel (#merb) and mailing list if you're interested in more.

I don't want to clog up the Rails list with all this Merb chatter. :slight_smile:

--Jeremy

So, as I remember starting this thread, I found a techcrunch article (and apparently confirmed by a hulu developer) that it is indeed built on Ruby on Rail and not Merb. Just thought I would help clarify, link below, one of the bullets says “Hulu is built on Ruby on Rails”

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/01/24/hulu-discusses-private-beta-suggests-public-launch-time-frame/

Adam