I have labored under the (possibly naive) misconception that a Rails
app initialized and loaded on every request. Now I've found hints
that the core application loads and stays available for later
requests? How is this possible? I thought that the Ruby interpretter
loads everything into its own little happy process. Does Rails wait
around for requests on a port or something to keep it connected to the
I'm working on understanding Rails Initialization and the full process
of the framework.