Stateful Ruby on Rails?

Benjamin Waldher wrote:

Is there something equivalent available for RoR?

Store intermediate data in the database, and store their ID in your session[]. Don't store whole objects in the session (though it lets you think you can), because that doesn't scale very well.

If you really really reeeeally need to multitask, get backgroundrb. But try real hard to timeslice your activity up instead, using a timer.

Also look at the cron system!