The JRuby on Engine Yard cloud deployment also marks the debut of the Trinidad Java on Ruby application server. Trinidad is a packaged version of the Apache Tomcat 7 Java middleware server.
“Trinidad allows you to use an entire Tomcat stack as if it was just a command line,” Dr. Nic Williams VP of technology at Engine Yard told InternetNews.com.
Williams explained that the way much of Ruby development is done is via the command line. The reason Engine Yard chose to use Trinidad is that it wraps up standard Tomcat stack and wraps it up so it’ll be a similar experience for Ruby developers.