Enterprise Rails Tapping

Jesper spotted something unusual amidst today’s avalanche of Apple releases:

Perhaps the weirdest creature to come out of the iPhone 2.0/3G launch paraphernalia is the iPhone Configuration Web Utility. It is a Rails app using SproutCore, downloaded and installed on your local machine. It literally starts a server on port 3000, as a service using WEBrick on Windows and as a launchd job using Mongrel on Mac.

Thursday, 10 July 2008