Tim Bray talks about the recent hiring of the JRuby development team by Sun Microsystems. I think this is awesome. I’m so impressed with the Ruby language and would love to see it operate in a container and leverage all of the great Java components out there. Cote also talks about this over at People Over Process.
Cote, from the Drunk and Retired Podcast has made his book on the Java Authentication and Authorization Service available for free. In it, he explains how to create Policy, Configuration, and LoginModules that are backed by a database. This should be of interest to some folks I know.
Some things I have to research:
- What would it take to integrate this into CruiseControl to eliminate the need for the Subversion client being installed on the box?
- What would it take to integrate this into Apache Ant for the reason listed above.
- Finally, has anyone actually already done the above two things?
I’ll post the answers back here when I find out.