I’ve got a general architectural, software pattern type question regarding a Web service I’m interested in building. I’ve got a large, legacy 3D/2D rendering and visual f/x system written in C++ that I’d like to make available as a Web service. Of course I want to use Rails. Does anyone have any experience wrapping an app and exposing via Rails? Is there a particular Rails pattern that I should study? A key issue is how to handle the user experience around long running renders. I want it to feel semi-realtime.
Thanks in advance.