Oracle Mix, powered by JRuby

Hi all,

This Sunday Oracle launched a new customer interaction web app called
Mix. Implementation-wise, it's a rather regular Rails application,
running on JRuby, Oracle Application Server (Oracle's J2EE stack) and
Oracle database. Three days later, it's still alive and kicking at
http://mix.oracle.com.

The project team had lots of fun. Both good and bad variety of fun,
but mostly the good old "gee, look how much functionality we can crank
out before the Big Marketing Event" fun. Hopefully, this helps some of
you push (J)Ruby into your own day job. :slight_smile:

http://oracleappslab.com/2007/11/11/mix-is-live/
http://ola-bini.blogspot.com/2007/11/oracle-mix-has-launched.html

Cool stuff!

I'm at Oracle Open World and got a chance to meet Jake and Rich and
talk about this.

Will Oracle ever release Instant Client for Mac Intel? (So we can use ruby-oci8)

If you're a mix.oracle.com user, please +1 this:
https://mix.oracle.com/ideas/release-instant-client-for-mac-intel

(I understand this isn't a problem for JRuby users, but it's very
frustrating for those of us using the seemingly reasonable combination
of Ruby/Intel-Mac/Oracle)

Also, I'd like XE ported please, thanks Oracle.

Will Oracle ever release Instant Client for Mac Intel? (So we can use ruby-oci8)

You're not missing much. The ruby-oci8 driver has given me a lot of
problems when using it on Linux. Thread deadlocks and such.

Also, I'd like XE ported please, thanks Oracle.

Recently I started using PostgreSQL in development, then deploying to
Oracle in production. Having my desktop machine use all 2GBs of ram
for XE was just silly.

I wouldn't be surprised if you got your wish.

IBM announced at IOD recently that they are going to release a port of DB2
Express-C for Mac for development use.

Here's a blog entry which talks about this -

http://antoniocangiano.com/2007/09/19/db2-on-mac/

If that proves successful, the big-O is likely to follow suit as the database
world is very much a "me too" one as far as the commercial vendors are
concerned.

Phil